Older son of mother accused of killing 6-year-old seeks explanation

Posted June 22, 2011, at 9:31 a.m.
Last modified June 22, 2011, at 10:14 a.m.

DOVER, N.H. — The older son of a Texas woman charged with killing her younger boy and disposing of his body on a road in South Berwick says his mother still won’t explain her motivation.

Ian McCrery had talked to his mother, Julianne McCrery, via phone, but visited her Tuesday in the New Hampshire jail where she’s being held without bail on a second-degree murder charge.

Prosecutors say the 42-year-old Irving, Texas, woman killed 6-year-old Camden Hughes in New Hampshire last month and left his body in Maine.

Ian McCrery says they spent most of their time reminiscing about happier times and comforting each other.

He says he asked his mother why, but she broke down and didn’t want to talk.

Ian McCrery says his busy schedule in the Navy has helped him cope.