It took a jury only 45 minutes this afternoon to find 36-year old Kimberly Maurer guilty on all eight counts she faced related to the death of 12-year old Maxwell Schollenberger in May of 2020.
Maurer was convicted of first and third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare if a child, plus individual counts of criminal conspiracy related to each of the four top counts.
Jurors began deliberations around 1:45 this afternoon after their lunch break and a morning that contained closing arguments from the prosecution and defense, plus an hour’s worth of jury instructions from Judge Bradford Charles.
After the verdicts were read, Maurer had no reaction and turned her back to the jury and stared off into space with a scowl on her face.
Sentencing is set for June 1st. Life in prison without the possibility of parole is the sentence on a first degree murder conviction. Maurer is being held without bail in the Lebanon County Prison.
WLBR’s Laura LeBeau will have full reaction from Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf and her co-counsel, Montgomery County 1st Assistant D.A. Edward McCann tomorrow morning, beginning at 6AM on Talk of the Town.