The daughter of a woman who was found dead in her home is facing felony charges for concealment of death.More >>
Reported by Gavin Johnson - bio|email Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A woman accused of hiding her mother's corpse in the family's home for seven months made her first court appearance Thursday.
During the trial, Amy Stewart, 47, asked for a court-appointed defense attorney and did not enter a plea. She is facing felony charges for concealment of death.
Stewart did not appreciate the cameras following her out of the courtroom and refused to comment.
Authorities received a phone call Tuesday morning saying Blanche Roth was unconscious inside her home on Cherry Laurel Court in Wilmington. According to officials, the 87-year-old woman died sometime in the spring of 2009. ______________________________________________________