The Texas mother accused of murdering her six-year-old son in a Hampton motel room and leaving his body along a dirt road in South Berwick, Maine was transferred to the Strafford County jail last week.
Julianne McCrery was transferred to the Dover jail after initially being held at the Rockingham County jail in Brentwood due to that facilities inability to hold many female inmates. Though she is being held at the jail in Dover she is still considered an inmate of Rockingham County where the murder of her son Camden Hughes is alleged to have taken place.
She will be held in the jail’s medical unit until such time as she is ready to be moved to an area with other inmates being held for serious crimes and she doesn’t pose a threat to herself or others.
Jail officials have stated McCrery has not had any problems since being arrested nearly 3 weeks ago at a rest stop in Chelmsford, Massachusetts after an alert driver called police to report her car as being a match for the car seen leaving the area of where Camden Hughes’ body was found May 14th.
McCrery has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with her son’s death. A final autopsy report is pending, but police have said they believe Camden was suffocated in the early morning hours of May 14th, possibly at the Stone Gable Inn, and McCrery traveled to South Berwick where she left his body at the end of a dirt driveway around 7:30AM.
McCrery was identified by visitors and the owners of the Stone Gable Inn as the woman from Texas who checked in on May 13th and left early the next morning. She was carrying a sleeping little boy who matched the description of Camden Hughes.
Camden’s body was retrieved by his father, older brother and grandfather in Maine and brought back to his home state of Texas for his funeral and memorial service last weekend. The woman who found Camden’s body wrapped in a blanket at the end of her driveway, Linda Gove, helped officiate the memorial service for Camden in Grand Prairie. Camden was buried at the Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens last Saturday.
Julianne McCrery allegedly drove up to New Hampshire from Texas with her son. She called school officials in Texas every day to tell them he was sick in order to explain his absences, including just two hours before she was arrested on May 18th.
The two counts of second-degree murder stem from one charge that she acted recklessly and the other knowingly. She is being held without bail as she awaits indictment on the charges.