DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The man indicted in his mother’s murder and dismemberment will have a bond hearing Thursday.
In May 2019, authorities said Chad Dewayne Brogdon left the remains of his mother Penny Newton in a burned car off of Highway 167 at the Choctawhatchee River. Hartford police and Geneva County found her remains after a citizen’s complaint, two days after Mother’s Day.
Parts of Newton’s skeleton were left behind and mixed with human remains.
Brogdon was then held without bond for murder and corpse abuse after being previously denied by the court in Dale County. The crime fell under its jurisdiction since the murder happened at Newton’s home in Level Plains.
His attorney, Jason Eubanks, said in a motion that Brogdon should receive a bond amount due to a lack of violent prior convictions and since his murder charge is not a capital offense.