Mother, Son Implicated In Allegany County Murder

CLARKSVILLE-Two Olean residents are charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of 57-year-old Royce A. Chapman according to New York State Police.

Chapman was discovered deceased inside his home Wednesday at Allegany County Rt. 40.

Lana M. Joseph, Image By NYSP
Richard D. Mosher III, Image By NYSP

Investigators believe 51-year-old Lana M. Joseph had a prior relationship with the victim. Joseph and her son, Richard D. Mosher III, 26, are in Allegany County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond.

2nd Degree Murder according to New York State Law is the intentional causing of a person’s death.