Woman accused of dismembering son ordered to stand trial

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) -- A judge says a St. Clair Shores woman charged with killing and dismembering her son should stand trial.

Tuesday's decision by District Court Judge Mark Fratarcangelli in St. Clair Shores sends Donna Scrivo's case to Macomb County Circuit Court. The judge noted that witnesses said they saw the defendant placing bags in her vehicle at her son's home.

The 60-year-old St. Clair Shores woman has denied killing her son. She faces charges including first-degree murder and dismemberment. A hearing is Feb. 2.

Defense lawyer Mark Haddad calls the case highly circumstantial.

Bags containing 32-year-old Ramsay Scrivo's body parts were dumped in late January 2014 in St. Clair County, about 50 miles northeast of Detroit. His mother reported him missing. Authorities say they think that he was strangled on Jan. 25, 2014.

 

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