Woman who left moms body at store faces sentence

first_imgPORT HURON, Mich. — An Oregon woman who left her mother’s body behind a thrift store near Port Huron is returning to court for her sentence for manslaughter.Kelly Rhodes had been charged with murder but last month pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Authorities believe neglect had a role in the death of 89-year-old Mary Grenia of Salem, Ore., last March.Grenia died inside a truck at a truck stop after she and Rhodes were turned away from entering Canada on the Blue Water Bridge. An autopsy revealed heart and lung disease but no sign of trauma.The 49-year-old Rhodes is scheduled to get her sentence Monday in St. Clair County court. Her attorney has said Rhodes and Grenia were trying to relocate to Canada with a truckload of possessions.last_img