The Latest: Mom arraigned in teen girl dismemberment death
Posted January 8
NEWTOWN, Pa. — The Latest on charges filed against an adoptive mother and her boyfriend in a teen dismemberment case (all times local):
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.
A Pennsylvania woman whose dismembered 14-year-old daughter's remains were found in the woods last fall has been charged along with her boyfriend with killing the girl in what officials are calling a "rape-murder fantasy" the couple shared.
Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan face nearly two dozen charges including criminal homicide, rape and abuse of a corpse. Jacob Sullivan was arraigned early Sunday; Packer is awaiting arraignment.
As Sullivan was taken into court Sunday, he told reporters he was sorry for what he did to Grace Packer. Grace was the adopted daughter of Packer.
Officials say Grace was beaten, raped, poisoned and left for dead in an attic in July. They say they couple stored Grace's body there and dismembered it in October.
No attorney information for either is available.