Butler County Murder

By: Katie Weber
By: Katie Weber

Authorities release the name of the Butler county woman who was shot and killed by her own son.

Authorities arrived on the scene at 7250 Woodbury Loop in Butler County where they found 39-year-old Michelle Baker with a gunshot wound.

Baker was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Trooper Frank Thornberry said, "When units were on the scene they located a possible suspect and that suspect was taken into custody."

23-year-old Jonathan Cardwell of Rochester was located outside the back of the residence.

He was taken into custody and is lodged in the Butler County Detention Center and is facing murder charges.

The investigation is ongoing.


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