Arraignment set for Ephratah man

EPHRATAH – A man accused in July of shooting and killing his mother will be arraigned in Fulton County Court on Thursday after he was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on five counts, including second-degree murder.

James F. Dibble, 29, was indicted on second-degree murder, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies, and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.

Police charged Dibble with second-degree murder July 2 in the death of his mother, Gwenda L. Lisman, 58, who was found July 1 at 11:19 a.m. by a neighbor at Lisman’s home at 227 Mud Road, authorities said.

Authorities said Dibble shot his mother in the head with a rifle she borrowed from a neighbor to deal with a rodent problem in her garden.

Dibble will appear for his arraignment before Fulton County Judge Richard C. Giardino on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., according to Giardino’s office.

Dibble has been assigned representation by Gloversville attorney Robert Abdella.

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