An Upper Arlington woman accused of killing her father and injuring her mother in shootings on Halloween is awaiting arraignment in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Kristin C. Roth, 31, of 4690 Merrifield Place initially was charged with premeditated aggravated murder in connection with the shooting death of her father, 61-year-old James Roth, and felonious assault for allegedly shooting her mother, Elizabeth Roth, 60.
On Nov. 6, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien's office announced Roth had been indicted on one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of felonious assault.
Kristin Roth is being held on a $1 million bond at the Franklin County Corrections Center on Jackson Pike. Court records show she is slated to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Courtroom 2B, 345 S. High St., Columbus.
The Upper Arlington Police Division has shared few details about the shootings, which occurred about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the elder Roths' house at 3303 Colchester Road while children and families were trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
A police press release said officers were called to the residence on a report of a shooting, but officer Bryan McKean said he didn't know who made the call and wouldn't discuss a possible motive in the case.
"The investigation is still ongoing," McKean said. "I'm sure that's something investigators are looking into.
"We're still doing our investigation, but I don't have any of those details right now."
The department's release said James Roth was pronounced dead after being shot "multiple times" and transported to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Elizabeth Roth was reported in stable condition at Riverside as of Nov. 1, but on Nov. 5, hospital officials said no patient by that name was being treated there.
In a nearly 22-minute 911 call from the Oct. 31 incident released by the police division, Elizabeth Roth identified her daughter as the shooter.
"Our daughter is schizophrenic, shot both myself and my husband and I'm bleeding," Elizabeth Roth told a 911 operator.
Elizabeth Roth said her daughter shot her and her husband with a handgun, and her daughter had never done anything like that before.
"I think she shot me two or three times," she said. "My left arm is numb and my right shoulder, too."
According to a police officer heard on the 911 call, a neighbor saw Kristin Roth leave the scene on foot.
She was arrested "a short time later without incident at her residence" at 4690 Merrifield Place, according to the police press release.
"The Upper Arlington Police Division would like to thank residents in the area of Colchester Road who cooperated with first responders and helped officers quickly clear the streets of children and families just as Beggars Night was beginning," the release stated. "This was instrumental in keeping everyone safe."
The department also thanked officers from the Hilliard and Columbus police divisions, as well as officials from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their assistance in responding to the incident.