Grand jury will hear case of man charged with murdering mom and dismembering her body

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jul. 23, 2019 at 9:25 PM CDT
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There is sufficient evidence to send the case against a man charged with murdering his mother, then dismembering her body, to a grand jury.

That ruling came after an investigator testified Tuesday that 26-year old Chad Dewayne Brogdon committed those crimes. He is then believed to have placed Penny Newton's remains in a car and burned that vehicle.

The state agent told District Judge Stanley Garner, Jr. that Ms. Newton likely died at her Dale County home. Brogdon, he believes, then drove to Geneva County where he burned the car.

Answering questions posed by Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams, McGowan also testified that Brogdon “smelled of smoke” when officers apprehended him.

Brogdon is charged with murder and corpse abuse.

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