Man charged with murder in connection to mother's death
Suspicious death on Mud Road in Ephratah.
Photo: James Dibble
N.Y. - The Fulton County Sheriff's Office has charged 29-year-old James Dibble
of Ephratah with second-degree murder in connection to death of his mother,
57-year-old Gwenda Lisman.
was found dead in her Ephratah home on Mud Road Monday afternoon. Police tell
the NEWS CENTER she died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Dibble was
charged Tuesday after taken into custody for questioning on Monday night.
Thomas Lorey says investigators believe Dibble and his mother had been arguing
over money in recent days, and Lisman's house was in disarray when police
arrived on Monday. Neighbors say they had heard the two fighting over the
says police were called to the home by a neighbor who went to check on Lisman
after she wouldn't pick up her phone. He told the NEWS CENTER that Gwenda
Lisman borrowed the rifle used to kill her from a neighbor to keep animals away
from her garden.
live in a rural area and they were worried about a rodent problem in their
garden," he said.
was believed to have been driving a green Mercedes in the area before he was
captured Monday night.
have taped off the home, at 227 Mud Road and are treating the area as an active
crime scene as they collect evidence.
has been arraigned and remains behind bars at the Fulton County Jail without bail.
He is due back in court later this week. He could face up to 25 years to life
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