Key ruling due for Ore. woman in Mich. murder case
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:55:03 GMT —
An Oregon woman charged with murder is returning to a Michigan courtroom to learn if she'll face a trial in her mother's death.
The body of 89-year-old Mary Grenia of Salem, Ore., was found behind a thrift store in Port Huron Township in March. Her 49-year-old daughter, Kelly Rhodes, also from Salem, is charged with the death.
A judge says he'll decide Tuesday whether there's probable cause to send Rhodes to trial in St. Clair County court. In June, a medical examiner declined to classify Grenia's death as a homicide but said it's possible that neglect could have accelerated her demise. Dr. Daniel Spitz said she had heart and lung disease.
Evidence includes video of Rhodes apparently leaving the body covered up next to a Dumpster at the Goodwill store.