Thursday, May 19, 2011

Camden Hughes Asphyxiated And Then Dumped Along Side The Road by Good Old Mom, Julianne McCrery?

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."

Several hundred people attended a candlelight vigil in the boy's memory Tuesday night in front of the South Berwick town hall. Three crosses, dozens of stuffed animals, candles, flowers, a baseball and other children's items have been placed at the place Camden's body was found. While grieving is well underway, the questions of why this little child is no longer in our midst remains a mystery.


Anonymous said...

It could have been an accident and she freaked out.

Anonymous said...

Seems like some really bad moms out there now days.

Anonymous said...

Police said his body was wrapped in a blanket and left on the side of a roadway on Saturday. They believe he died hours earlier.

Anonymous said...

Just another mentally ill individual. It's business as usual.

Anonymous said...

What a nightmare!

Video Guy said...

Anon 8:20 AM said;
(Police said his body was wrapped in a blanket and left on the side of a roadway on Saturday. They believe he died hours earlier.)

John Douglas says whenever they find a child wrapped in such a way to protect it from the elements they always suspect the mother. As a stranger would just toss the body away.

He says they even sometimes find them wrapped in blankets with their favorite teddy-bear...and more likely than not the killing was an accident, done in a fit of rage.

Anonymous said...

Great point V.G. I think Casey Anthony allegedly put a sticker on her childs mouth and there may have been a stuffed animal with Caylee as well.

katfish said...

There are just way too many of these cases occuring....or is it just we hear about them more?

This appears to be a nationwide problem, the trial in the Anthony case in FL is set to start next Tuesday.

I've been following a case for 2years, out of Lancaster, CA, with a similar scenerio. Stacey Barker is accused of smothering her 18 month old daughter, Emma, and dumping her body in tall grass just off the highway in Sylmar.

What sets Barker's case apart is the way Emma was reported missing. Barker claimed she was attacked and raped while putting her daughter in the car at a local park.She reported the incident 6 hours later when she "came to" at a Park and Ride.

After being treated at a hospital for the injuries (to her head and ribs)from the "assault", Barker was questioned and her statements were inconsist with her statements made at the PnR and hospital.

Barker eventually admitted Emma died accidently and she feared being blamed so she got rid of her daughter's body on the side of the road and inflicted wounds on herself before making the false report. After taking LE to Emma's body she made several more differing statements as to how the sccident happened...such as playing peek a boo with a plastic sandwich bag while driving on the highway.

The state gave their first close on Fri and the defense will close on Monday then state will take a second crack at it before handing it over to the jury. Soooo Sad!

In both the Anthony case and the Barker case the state alleges these single mothers, who lived at home with their parents, had tired of the increasing responsibilies of caring for a toddler and wanted the party life.

Both girls argued with their own moms about caring for their girls when they were working and partying. After the fights, neither grandmother saw their granddaughters alive again.

Wonder how things will pan out with Julianne McCrery? Sad!

Video Guy said...

Informative post katfish

Anonymous said...

shocking how this could happen

Anonymous said...

scary katfish. Sounds a lot like Casey Anthony.

Viper said...

Casey Anthony, indeed.