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Brick Woman to Face Murder Charge in Beating Death of Her Grandmother, 94

Autopsy revealed Brick woman died of head trauma, prosecutors say

Katherine Schubert (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Katherine Schubert (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
A Brick Township woman who has been held by authorities for over a week in the brutal beating of her 94-year-old grandmother will now face a murder charge.

Katherine Schubert, 37, has formally been charged with first degree murder in the death of Mary Francis Driscol, 94, her grandmother with whom she lived, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday morning.

Driscol, who had been hospitalized since her daughter and one of her granddaughter's friends found her beaten, semi-conscious and slumped on a bed May 18, died May 24. The following day, Dr. Ian Hood, Forensic Pathologist for the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office, conducted an autopsy of Driscol and ruled the woman's death a homicide, determining the cause of death to be from complications of head trauma, according to a joint statement from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Brick Police Chief Nils R. Bergquist.

Schubert, who reportedly lived with her grandmother in her Courtshire Drive home in Brick Township's Lion's Head North adult community, was found "highly intoxicated" in the home when her mother, Michele Schubert – who is also the daughter of Driscol - went there after not being able to reach her mother for two days.

Michele Schubert and a friend of Katherine Schubert also discovered the severely beaten victim and called police.

Katherine Schubert faces a life prison term if convicted on the murder charge, the statement said. She remains lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $750,000 cash bail, an increase from the $150,000 cash bail that had been set when she was only charged with aggravated assault.
Keeping whats mine May 29, 2014 at 06:22 AM
Right Denny. This skank needs to be euthanized.
Mikep7392 May 29, 2014 at 06:38 AM
Of course that white trash has reproduced !! That's a given. She's a mouche living w/ the grandma . The grandma probably had rules for her & the princess didn't like them !!! Like " you can't smoke crack in the house or can't stay up past midnight. She probably lived there for free didn't work & on welfare !! So when grandma probably said something to her .she probably was all messed up & hit her. She probably did it all the time. How about saving the taxpayers money & just spend 50 cents on some buckshot and put this turd down !!! She'll never amount to anything just another mouche on society !!! How can u hit a 94 yr old ?!!! And it's your own blood !!! Total white trash that needs to be put out to the curb !!!
Barbara May 29, 2014 at 06:53 AM
She is the lowest form of any creature on this planet. Prayers go out to the family of Mary. May she rest in eternal peace.
1stcav May 29, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Jail justice and then she will face God for her deeds here on Earth. Condolences to the family and friends. What a way to go , by your own grand daughter, D-bag . RIP Dear Gramma. Amen
Maryann Campling May 31, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Elder abuse (physical and emotional) is more prevalent then most of us can imagine. These sociopaths prey on the weak and defenseless and would never stand up to someone their equal.

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