Convicted murderer’s appeal to reconsider sentence denied

A motion for reconsideration in the sentencing of a Butler women sentenced to two to five years in state prison was denied Wednesday by Judge Gregory Hammond in Forest County.

Ruth Maxine Angert, 59, of Butler was sentenced on Feb. 28 to two to five years in state prison for involuntary manslaughter in her husband’s 2012 death. Larry Angert died from a gunshot wound to his face during an argument at the Angerts’ Tionesta camp in 2012.

On Wednesday, a motion for reconsideration of sentence was made by Angert’s counsel Todd Woodin.

“I thought the judge’s sentence was appropriate and the Commonwealth was happy at the time with the aggravated range,” Forest County District Attorney Elizabeth Ziegler said.

Angert has 30 days to appeal to the state Superior Court.

She was found guilty after a two-day trial and nearly five hours of jury deliberation on Feb. 21. She was found not guilty on charges of aggravated assault, criminal attempt – aggravated assault and criminal attempt – homicide.

A charge of involuntary manslaughter was withdrawn.

Woodin was not available for comment.