Thursday, May 19, 2011

Julianne McCrery: 'He's my son... and I killed him': Mother's astonishing confession about mystery boy, six, whose body was found along dirt road

A mother has reportedly admitted killing her son after the dead boy’s body was found on a dirt road.

Julianne McCrery, of Irving, Texas, allegedly told a female trooper: ‘I killed my son. I want to kill myself’ - after six-year-old Camden Pierce Hughes was found dead in Maine.

She is believed to have told police she accidentally gave him too much cough syrup, reported ABC. A telephone tip led authorities to the woman at a highway rest stop in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

McCrery was taken to hospital for a medical evaluation and she is being questioned by authorities. A source said she was in a vehicle reading a Bible when arrested. She will be arraigned on Thursday.

She was charged with second-degree murder and being a fugitive from justice, reported the Boston Globe. Her son's body was found in Maine near the state line with New Hampshire.

But she was charged in New Hampshire because police believe the boy died in Hampton, where a state police command post was set up outside a motel on Wednesday.

Preliminary autopsy findings showed that the cause of Camden's death was suffocation and the manner of death was homicide. The homicide remains under investigation. Read More

Mother held in connection with boy found dead in Maine: MyFoxBOSTON.com