OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dale County man convicted of murdering his mother has been sentenced to life in prison.

Chad Brogdon, 38, of Level Plains, Alabama was found guilty of murdering and dismembering his mother’s body in March 2022.

Prosecutors say that Brogdon was headed home to visit his child with the child’s mother on Mother’s Day weekend in 2019.

That was the last time anybody was able to get in touch with Brogdon’s mother, Penny Newton.

Then, on May 14, Hartford Police got a call of a burned car over the Choctawhatchee River and opened the trunk to find cut-up body parts.

Brogdon is also facing an additional 20 years in the Department of Corrections for the abuse of a corpse charge. That charge also comes with a $5,000 fine. Additionally, he was fined $10,000 for the murder charge.

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