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Saratoga County man admits to killing his mother, burying her under shed

Saratoga County man admits to killing his mother, burying her under shed

Joshua McWain, who was accused of killing his mother in Greenfield and burying her body under a shed

Joshua McWain, who was accused of killing his mother in Greenfield and burying her body under a shed, admitted in court this morning to second-degree murder.

McWain, 27, of 370 Daniels Road, pleaded guilty to the highest count against him and is expected to get 19 years to life in prison. As a result of the plea deal, a charge of tampering with physical evidence was dropped.

Authorities said McWain admitted to hitting Carol L. Stanford, 59, on Oct. 27 in the head with a floor buffer because he was angry that she told him to do chores at the mobile home they shared. He wrapped her body in a sleeping bag and buried her under their shed.

In the days between the killing and his arrest, he added items to the hole, including a "world's greatest mother" statue, authorities said previously.

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