Indiana County woman charged with homicide in boyfriend’s shooting death

BURREL TWP., Pa. — An Indiana County woman is facing homicide charges after police said she shot her boyfriend on Friday.

The incident occurred at an apartment at 50 Barnview Circle, Burrell Township, around 8 p.m.

Matraca Lynn Vrana, 28, was charged today with one count of homicide and felony counts of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, after police said she shot a 27-year-old Blairsville man in the head with a shotgun during a domestic dispute incident.

The Indiana County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Matthew Hill.

Hill was taken by EMS to Indiana Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Vrana was taken to the Indiana County Jail and is being held after bail was denied. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20.