WILKES-BARRE — A 78-year-old woman who Hanover Township and Luzerne County detectives say was assaulted by her niece has died.
Dorothy Koreny, of Solomon Street, died early Tuesday afternoon at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy is planned.
Isis Ann Brown, 34, was arrested March 28 after authorities said she assaulted Koreny by throwing objects at her head outside their Solomon Street home.
A neighbor’s surveillance camera recorded Brown “going in and out of the front door numerous times” beginning at about 5:30 a.m. on March 28. The camera captured Brown bringing numerous objects out onto the front porch and throwing the objects at Koreny on the sidewalk, according to the criminal complaint.
Authorities recovered smashed figurines in a driveway across the street and a ceramic figurine outside Koreny’s home.
Brown remains jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $50,000 bail on the assault charges.
It was not immediately known if Brown will face criminal homicide after Koreny’s death.