PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — The Preble County woman who admitted to drowning her grandmother appeared in court on Friday.
According to body cam footage obtained by 2 NEWS, 35-year-old Heidi Matheny of Eaton admitted to drowning her grandmother, 93-year-old Alice Matheny.
While talking to police, Matheny said that her family 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 was taken to the Preble County Jail before being transferred to a behavioral healthcare facility.
Matheny appeared in court at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Preble County Courthouse. She is facing one charge of murder.
In court, Matheny entered a “not guilty” plea and her bond was set at $500,000.
A pre-trial will be set for March 2, 2023, at 8:45 a.m. and a trial has been set for March 13, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. She will also undergo a mental competency evaluation and hearing.