While a Florida mom is currently on trial for allegedly murdering her daughter LINK, an Irving, Texas woman may face a similar fate. Julianne McCrery, 42, is accused of killing her 6-year-old son, Camden Hughes, and dumping his body alongside a dirt road. (Photo at left courtesy of Facebook.) She has been charged with second-degree murder. Camden's body was found in Maine (near the border with New Hampshire.) McCrery was apprehended in Massachusetts. When please found her, she was supposedly sitting in her blue Tacoma truck reading the bible. It is believed that Camden was actually killed in New Hampshire, where charges were ultimately filed. New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney is expected to oversee the prosecution.
According to the autopsy, Camden's died of asphyxiation. The mechanism of death is listed as homicide. According to police, Julianne McCrery claims that she accidentally gave Camden too much cough syrup. Camden Hughes asphyxiation
Public records show that McCrery was apparently arrested on prostitution charges and for possession with intent to distribute drugs in Texas. In 2009, she was apparently sentenced to one year in prison for a misdemeanor conviction of prostitution. In 2004, she apparently received three years of probation for a felony conviction of possession of a controlled substance.
The most disturbing fact is that Camden had not been reported as missing. A computer-generated image showing a boy with dirty blond hair and blues eye was recognized by Christian von Atzigen, of Irving, Texas. Christian told police the image appeared to be of McCrery's son. According to Von Atzigen, McCrery and her husband were divorced and he never saw McCrery mistreat her son. He described Camden for the A.P. as "... a great little boy, just fun, a good kid, smart as a whip."