SHENANDOAH - The charges against Dorothy Robinson and John Latshaw will be held for Schuylkill County Court. That's what Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker, Shenandoah, ruled following a preliminary hearing held on Tuesday.
Mahanoy City Police charged the couple, both of whom reside in the borough, with felony third degree murder, felony neglect of a care dependent person and misdemeanor offenses of involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person in August, following an investigation into the 2015 death of Elaine Latshaw, John's mother.
John Latshaw, 58, and Robinson, 53, were Elaine Latshaw's caregiver.
Mahanoy City Police say responding officers found Elaine in her bedroom, covered in bodily fluids. Her left foot appeared to be mummified as well.
Mahanoy City Police said the death appeared suspicious at the East South Street home.
The hearing on Tuesday lasted six hours and included testimony from Schuylkill County Coronor Dr. David Moylan III, Deputy Coroner David Truskowsky, RN Supervisor Deborah Wassil and Social Services Coordinator Kelly Feaster, from Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, Weatherly, Carbon County, where Elaine resided for several months, among others.
According to Kilker, the Commonwealth met the burden of proof required to send the case to Schuylkill County Court.