Ohio woman accused of drowning 93-year-old grandmother

EATON, Ohio — The granddaughter of a 93-year-old woman who was found in a bathtub in Eaton has been charged with her murder.

According to WHIO, police were called to an apartment on Tuesday night following a report of a possible homicide. The body of Alice Matheny, 93, was found later in a bathtub.

According to a police report obtained by WHIO, Heidi Matheny, 35, told police that she went behind her grandmother while doing dishes and held her head in the sink “until she stopped blowing bubbles.”

Heidi told police she wasn’t sure if her grandmother was dead yet, so she filled up the bathtub and held Alice under for 15 minutes until she stopped breathing and left her in the bathtub.

Afterward, Heidi walked from the apartment to the sheriff’s office.

Police asked Heidi what led up to the drowning, and she said, “nothing special, it was a day like any other day,” according to a police report.

Heidi Matheny was arrested and booked into the Preble County Jail and was charged with one count of murder. Eaton Municipal Court records show that her bond was set at $500,000 Thursday.

She is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday.