Maine home invasion suspect charged with manslaughter after woman dies from heart attack

BANGOR, ME (WCMH) — The homeowner collapsed and died from a sudden heart attack after someone entered her home.

According to WABI, officers have charged Tara Shibles with manslaughter in the death of Joyce Wood, 72, who was found dead outside her home.

Police said Shibles broke into Wood’s home on April 2. Wood called 911 to report the home invasion, but was later found collapsed in her driveway by relatives.

A medical examiner ruled Wood’s death a homicide.

Police have also charged Shibles with aggravated criminal trespass and assault. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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