Mom waives NH court hearing in son's killing

AP News
Posted: May 25, 2011 6:21 PM
Mom waives NH court hearing in son's killing

Prosecutors say a woman charged with killing her 6-year-old son in New Hampshire and dumping his body on a Maine roadside has waived a court hearing on the evidence against her.

Forty-two-year-old Julianne McCrery of Irving, Texas, had been scheduled to appear in a Hampton court Thursday to hear prosecutors outline their case.

The body of her son, Camden Hughes, was found under a blanket on a South Berwick back road May 14. Authorities made a nationwide appeal in search of his identity and his killer.

McCrery was arrested May 17 at a Massachusetts truck stop and arraigned in New Hampshire on second-degree murder.

New Hampshire prosecutors say Hughes was killed in New Hampshire, possibly at a Hampton motel McCrery checked into the night before his body was discovered.