Suspect who killed mother and placed corpse in burning car preliminary hearing put on hold


OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — The preliminary hearing for 36-year-old Chad Dewayne Brogdon has been put on hold.

Dale County assistant district attorney Emmett Massey told WDHN that the trial will be continued and rescheduled at a later date.
Brogdon was charged with the murder of his mother penny newton back on May 16th.
Newton’s body was dismembered and was left in a burning car which was later found on Alabama highway 167 near the Choctawhatchee River.
His criminal history date back all the way to 2002 and since then he has appeared in court 12 times in four different counties.
In 2010, he pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery for a falsified check of $1,400 and in 2002 he pleaded guilty for attempting to elude police.
Brogdon still currently remains in the Dale County Jail.

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