PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — The Preble County woman accused of killing her grandmother in November 2022 has been found competent to stand trial.
According to the Eaton Police Division, 35-year-old Heidi Matheny of Eaton turned herself in, admitting to drowning her grandmother, 93-year-old Alice Matheny.
Body cam footage obtained by 2 NEWS showed Matheny telling police officers that she could not afford to put her grandmother in a nursing home.
“It’s nothing that she did,” she said in a police interview, ”She’s not – She’s the perfect freaking grandma.”
Matheny appeared in court in December 2022 where she entered a “not guilty” plea and her bond was set at $500,000. A competency trial was also ordered for her.
In January 2023 in the Preble County Common Pleas Court, Matheny was found competent to stand trial.
A pre-trial has been set for March 2 at 8:45 a.m. and a trial has been set for March 13 at 8:30 a.m.