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Terlingua Woman Indicted on New Charges

Judith Broughton Judith Broughton

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BREWSTER COUNTY - The Terlingua woman jailed for stealing her dead father's social security benefits has been formally charged but not for that crime.

A Brewster County grand jury has indicted Judith Broughton on charges of tampering with physical evidence and a human corpse.

Back in November, officials found Judith's mother, Mary Broughton, under the kitchen floor buried underneath dead dogs and cats.

They say there's no sign of foul play and that Mary may have died of a heart attack.

Judith is serving 10 years right now for stealing her dead father's social security checks for the past 20 years.

His body was found last January in a storage unit in Kentucky that was rented by Judith.

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