By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The Montgomery County man who helped his father dispose of his grandfather’s dead body in a rural area of the Pocono Mountains last year has been sentenced for his crimes.
David St. Onge Junior told the judge Tuesday he was deeply sorry for his actions and believes that treatment will help him kick his addiction to heroin. The 21-year-old Plymouth Township man was sentenced to time served, about eight months to 23 months followed by eight years probation, after pleading guilty to abuse of a corpse, lying to police and related charges. Prosecutor Lauren McNulty called it a fair sentence.
“On one hand it’s so offensive and on one hand all the experts are saying that he has a chance at rehabilitation,” she said, “so we tried to come to something in the middle for the good of society and the good for this man.”
Prosecutors say it was his father who killed Jack St. Onge and then enlisted his son to help him wrap the body in a tarp and drive about three hours north, leaving the body in a trash-strewn area off the highway.
His treatment could come through drug court.