A woman has been accused of murdering her mother after reporting her missing three years ago.

Westford, Vermont (WiredPRNews.com) – A Vermont woman has been accused of killing her mother, and burning the remains before having her son dispose of them three years ago. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), 59 year old Jeanne Sevigny has been charged in the death of her mother Mary Wilcox, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and was reported missing by Sevigny in 2006.

Jeanne Sevigny’s lawyer, John St. Francis, is quoted by the AP as stating of his client’s actions, “The poor decision-making afterwards is why we’re here… Had she taken different steps, I don’t think we’d be here now. But it’s certainly not a homicide. It’s an accident.”

Prosecutor T.J. Donovan is further quoted in the report as stating of evidence that purportedly shows otherwise, “The action of burning a body in a backyard, putting the remains in a suitcase and burying that suitcase on the grounds of an elementary school are inconsistent with an accident.”

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