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Mom arraigned in teen girl dismemberment death

9 months 1 week 6 days ago Monday, January 09 2017 Jan 9, 2017 January 09, 2017 7:39 AM January 09, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEWTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman whose dismembered 14-year-old adopted daughter's remains were found in the woods last fall has been arraigned on charges she killed the girl as part of a "rape-murder fantasy" she shared with her boyfriend.

Sara Packer was arraigned Sunday on charges including criminal homicide, rape and abuse of a corpse. Her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, was arraigned on similar charges hours earlier.

Officials say 14-year-old Grace Packer was beaten, raped as her mother watched, poisoned and hours later strangled a stifling attic in July. They say the couple stored Grace's body there, dismembered it in October and dumped it in a park.

Packer has been ordered held without bail and is to be transferred to Bucks County Prison.

The couple didn't enter pleas. No attorney information for either is available.

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