Batesville woman strangled, stabbed; charges pending against son

Batesville, IN — A Batesville woman was flown to an Indianapolis hospital after she was strangled and stabbed, allegedly by her son.

Batesville police officers responded to the Golden Villa Apartments on Boehringer Street around 9 pm Thursday after Heather Mulcahy’s family requested a welfare check.

Officers arrived to find Mulcahy on her bedroom floor suffering from stab wounds to the neck and upper body and a bloody knife at the foot of her bed.

At about the same time, police also spotted her son, Dalton Hall, in the apartment complex hallway.

Mulcahy received emergency treatment and was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital.

Officers say she told Batesville EMS that she was strangled and stabbed by Hall several times.

Police spoke to several witnesses early Friday, including Abraham Hall, who is Dalton Hall’s brother and Mulcahy’s son from the Hamilton, Ohio area.

Police say Abraham Hall indicated to investigators that Dalton Hall asked him earlier in the day where he could get a good knife.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and collected physical evidence from Mulcahy’s apartment and Dalton Hall’s person for forensic analysis.

Dalton Hall was arrested by Batesville Police and is being held in the Ripley County Jail on a $1,000,000 cash bond.

The Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office is evaluating the case to determine what criminal charges are appropriate.