2011-03-31 / Local & State

PA Woman Arrested In Shooting, Hammer Slaying

JEROME, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a woman who blamed a masked intruder for the death of another woman has been arrested in the case.

State police in Somerset County say they were called to a two-story home in Conemaugh Township at about 1 p.m. Friday and found the body of 21-year-old Tory Minnick near the bottom of a stairway.

They say 25-year-old Erin Everett told them that a man wearing a ski mask forced his way inside and assaulted both women. But investigators allege that she shot Minnick twice and struck her in the head with a hammer, then faked a break-in.

Everett was arraigned on a homicide charge Friday night and taken to Somerset County Prison; it was unclear whether she had an attorney.

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