Although the charges are not directly related to the shooting, police said the investigation into that case spurred them to look into the financial dealings of the man charged in Andrew Maul’s death, as well as his wife and daughter.
Robert H. Gill, 64, was arrested in the Sept. 11, 2015, shooting and subsequently pleaded guilty. He now is charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person involving a relative.
Authorities maintain Gill’s daughter, Jewell Maul, 38 — the ex-wife of Andrew Maul — and Gill’s wife, Joyce Gill, 63, knew what was going on with the account and used it for withdrawals and deposits, according to WLDS News.
Both were charged Monday with Class 1 felonious financial exploitation of an elderly person. They were being held Tuesday in the Morgan County jail.
Financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability becomes a Class 1 charge if “the value of the property is $50,000 or more or if the elderly person is over 70 years of age and the value of the property is $15,000 or more or if the elderly person is 80 years of age or older and the value of the property is $5,000 or more.”
Robert Gill pleaded guilty in November to one count of intentional murder in Andrew Maul’s shooting death and was sentenced to 45 years. He was given another four years for one count of aggravated residential arson after setting fire to the home of Andrew Maul’s mother, Debbie Bartz, soon after the shooting.
As a part of the deal, three counts of murder and one count of residential arson were dismissed.
Special prosecutor Ed Parkinson is handling the exploitation case. He also prosecuted the murder and arson charges.
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Man who pleaded guilty in deadly shooting now accused with wife, daughter of elderly exploitation