BOSTON (CBS) — The mother of a little boy whose body was found alongside a road in Maine is now charged with murdering him.
Julianne McCrery, 42, of Irving, Texas, was arrested in Massachusetts Wednesday night on a fugitive of justice charge. That charge stems from a warrant New Hampshire police issued charging McCrery with second-degree murder of her son, Camden Pierce Hughes.
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Hughes’ body was found Saturday evening along a road in South Berwick, Maine. Wednesday morning McCrery was taken into custody in Chelmsford, Mass. and questioned at State Police barracks in Concord. Sources told WBZ-TV mid-day Wednesday that McCrery admitted to killing her son.
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An autopsy performed in Maine on Hughes’ body determined he died of asphyxiation and the manner of death is homicide.
Sources told WBZ-TV that McCrery said she gave her son an overdose of cough syrup that resulted in his death.