February 27, 2021

Alabama man charged with killing his mother, burning her body on Mother’s Day

An Alabama man has been indicted on charges of killing his mother and burning her body.

The Dothan Eagle reports 36-year-old Chad Brogdon of Enterprise faces charges including murder and corpse abuse in the death of 58-year-old Penny Wilson Newton of Level Plains.

Brogdon was indicted in Dale County, where he’s jailed without bond. He could enter a plea at a hearing set for Oct. 15.

Brogdon was arrested in May one day after his mother’s dismembered was found in a burned vehicle under a bridge in southeast Alabama. Court records indicate the killing happened on Mother’s Day or a couple days afterward.

An attorney representing Brogdon didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.