$35k bond set in Altheimer shooting


A $35,000 bond was set Thursday for an Altheimer woman accused of shooting her brother Tuesday during an argument over money.

Depresha Moten, 30, was, according to witnesses, confronted by her brother Willie Murray at a home in the 200 block of East 3rd Avenue in Altheimer. The two were reportedly arguing over the disposition of a life insurance policy from their recently deceased mother.

Witnesses said that Moten told Murray to leave, but he did not. Murray allegedly began to hit Moten and call her names before being asked to leave a second time and refusing again, according to the police report on the incident.

Moten allegedly fired a .380 handgun twice, hitting Murray in the right thigh, which was described by police as a non-life threatening injury.

Special Judge Luke Zakrzewski set a $35,000 bond for Moten after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with first degree battery.

Zakrzewski appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Moten and told her to come back to court Jan. 10.