Trial ruling expected for woman charged with dumping mom's body behind Goodwill

June 26, 2013 

— 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.

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