Tashia Stuart from Pasco is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her mother, Judy Hebert, 58, in March 2011. Yesterday Franklin Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell added the additional charge of second-degree attempted murder after additional discovery was presented by Prosecutor Shawn Sant.

Judy Hebert died from a gunshot wound but additional discovery suggests Tashia Stuart tried to murder her mother (Herbert) two weeks before the shooting by dropping a bin of books on her mother’s head.

Stuart’s trial is set for April 15th although it is possible the trial could be moved out of the Tri-Cities due to the extensive media coverage.