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Madisonville Woman Now Facing Murder Charge After Shooting Victim Dies

A Madisonville woman who was arrested and charged with Assault in connection to a January shooting incident is now being charged with Murder after the man who was shot died from his injuries.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 3:32 PM

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.


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