Upstate New York man accused of killing mother, dumping body in South Carolina woods

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (WABC) -- A man in Upstate New York is accused of killing his mother, and dumping her body in South Carolina.

Police say Charles Cole strangled his 76-year-old mother Betty Cole at the Pleasant Valley Motel where the family was living.

Investigators say Cole and his wife Ronalda then kept the victim's body in the motel room for nearly two months before driving to South Carolina and leaving her remains in a wooded area.

Cole and his wife were arrested in Poughkeepsie on Friday.

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