Mother waives NH court hearing in death of son found in South Berwick

Posted May 25, 2011, at 6:59 a.m.
Last modified May 25, 2011, at 5:54 p.m.
Photo of Camden Pierce Hughes.
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Photo of Camden Pierce Hughes.

CONCORD, N.H. — 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, was scheduled to be in Hampton District Court on Thursday to hear prosecutors outline their case against her.

The body of her son, Camden Hughes, was found under a blanket on a South Berwick back road May 14. Authorities launched 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 a second-degree murder charge.

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.

The woman who found Camden’s body is going to help officiate at his funeral in Texas.

The Portland Press Herald says Linda Gove, who has worked as a missionary in Africa, will officiate Saturday at the funeral of Camden Hughes at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, along with Pastor Bill Skaar.

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