DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Ohio say a woman somehow persuaded her 10-year-old stepson to kill his own father in a decade-old killing that had initially been ruled accidental.
Authorities in Defiance County have charged Judith Hawkey with aggravated murder, insurance fraud and child endangering in connection with the 2003 death of Robert Breininger.
Hawkey, of Oakwood, pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday and is being held on a $3 million bond.
Authorities reopened the investigation last year. Defiance County Prosecutor Morris Murray says new evidence led to the charges last week.
Murray says Hawkey abused the boy for at least three years before the shooting.
Hawkey's attorney declined to comment on the charges Tuesday.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.