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Hearing delayed for man indicted for killing, dismembering mother

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A motions hearing for a Gibson County man charged with killing and dismembering his mother has been postponed.

The office of District Attorney General Garry Brown says the court will be updated on May 27 in the case of David H. Climer Jr. and a new date will be set at that time.

A grand jury indicted Climer on charges of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.       Authorities say Climer used a power saw to cut off the limbs of Dorris Deberry in the kitchen of the Humboldt home they shared in January. 

Officers say Climer admitted in a videotaped confession to burning his mother's head and throwing the remains in a trash bin. Authorities say DeBerry was dead in the home for eight to 10 days before Climer buried her.

However, Climer has not admitted killing her, saying only that "she died." Climer has pleaded not guilty.

Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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