The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office said Friday that a Madisonville woman who was previously charged with 1st Degree Assault in connection to a January shooting incident was now being charged with Murder after the man who was shot died in the hospital.
In January, 48-year-old Tara D. Skaggs of Madisonville, Kentucky, was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Assault in connection to the shooting of 66-year-old William Matheny, also of Madisonville.
On Jan. 29, 2021, Matheny died in the hospital due to his injuries.
HCSO says Skaggs appeared in court on Friday, Feb. 26, where her charge was upgraded to Murder.
A motion was also made during court on Friday and Skaggs' bond was increased to $500,000.