By Brad Segall
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County, Pa. man accused of helping his father dump his grandfather’s dead body in Susquehanna County last month has been ordered held for trial after waiving his preliminary hearing.
David St. Onge Jr. was arrested July 2nd and charged with abuse of corpse and related crimes. Prosecutors say he helped his father, David St. Onge Sr., dispose of Jack St. Onge’s body.
David Sr. has been charged with the murder (see related story).
Defense attorney William McElroy argued that his client should be released because the charges against him are misdemeanors. That was rejected by the judge.
“I’m more concerned that I’m not sure where he’s going to go, with his father also incarcerated right now, but based on that and the danger to the community that this case involved, $50,000 cash, which the judge initially set, is appropriate,” said prosecutor Lauren McNulty afterward.
Investigators say the murder took place in St. Onge’s home in Plymouth. The body was found wrapped in a tarp near a highway. Authorities have not talked about a motive.