Missouri woman pleads guilty to abandoning corpse

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago December 24, 2014 Dec 24, 2014 Wednesday, December 24 2014 Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:15:00 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to abandoning a corpse after she and a man posed for photos with the body and posted them on Facebook.

The Joplin Globe reports 24-year-old Chelsie Berry of Carl Junction entered her plea Monday in Newton County Circuit Court.

She and 28-year-old Jared Prier were charged in August with disposing of the body of 30-year-old Dennis Meyer in the driveway of a rural Newton County home after Meyer died of a drug overdose.

Berry told investigators she and Prier were reluctant to call for an ambulance or take Meyer to a hospital because they were high on methamphetamine and Xanax and were afraid of getting into trouble.

Prosecutors later dropped the charge of abandonment of a corpse against Prier.

 

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