Man accused of keeping his mother's body in a courtyard in front of the house

A man from East Texas is jailed after the sheriff's deputies said he was keeping his mother's body wrapped in a protective tarp in their backyard.

Jeremy David Cassin is in the Rusk County Prison and is accused of mistreatment of the body. The bond is set at $ 25,000. If the 42-year-old Henderson man is convicted, he could be sentenced to up to two years in a state prison.

The list of prison files online does not contain any lawyer for Cassin.

Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Price told Tyler's KYTX-TV that Cassin's grandmother had called MPs in Houston after Cassin had announced the death of her daughter, Karen Cassin, 63 . The deputies said the son had told them that he had found his mother dead in bed on March 18th. He then wrapped her in the tarpaulin and placed her under a group of pines.

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