Saturday, 28 September 2013 06:52

Man Gets 19 to Life for His Mother's Murder

By Staff Report | News

BALLSTON SPA -- The 28-year-old Greenfield man who killed his mother after an argument and tried to bury her body under a shed, was sentenced in Saratoga County Court to 19 years to life for his conviction of second degree murder.

Joshua P. McWain killed his mother, Carol L. Stanford, 53, last October 27 after a household argument. McWain then buried his mother under a shed on their property in a mobile home park at the corner of Daniels Road and 9N. On October 30 concerned neighbors noticed Ms. Stanford’s disappearance and requested that the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office perform a welfare check. After a short investigation, McWain admitted to striking his mother with a floor buffer and burying her body in a root cellar under his workshed.
District Attorney James A. Murphy, III stated, “I am pleased with the sentence imposed by Judge [Jerry] Scarano, as it holds the defendant responsible for this heinous and violent act. This has been a tragic case from the beginning, as a minor domestic argument led to such a horrific outcome. I commend the work the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, who did a very thorough and professional job to bring this defendant to justice and bring a sense of peace to the victim’s family.”
A victim statement from Ms. Stanford’s daughter was read into the record, approving of the life sentence, wherein she described the horror of learning that her brother had murdered their mother.

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