PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge says he'll rule July 9 whether an Oregon woman will stand trial on murder and other charges after the body of her 89-year-old mother was found behind a thrift store.
The Times Herald reports that St. Clair County, Mich., District Judge John Monaghan held a hearing Tuesday on the charges against Kelly Rhodes, of Salem, Ore.
The body of Mary Grenia was found March 12 covered with a blanket behind a Goodwill Industries store in Port Huron Township.
The 49-year-old Rhodes was arrested March 20 in Belleville. She's charged with an open count of murder and abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Open murder means a jury can determine whether it's first- or second-degree murder.