Saturday, June 22, 2024

Maryland mom and her daughter accused of butchering grandma before cooking her on the grill

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Mannnnnn, this is some disturbing news coming out of Maryland about a 71-year-old woman who was butchered by her daughter with a chainsaw and then put on the grill to cook with the help of her granddaughter.

Police said it started over a credit card before 44-year-old Candace Craig allegedly killed her mother, 71-year-old Margaret Craig, on May 23.

(LEFT) Margaret Craig and (RIGHT) Candace Craig
Candace Craig, Margaret Craig’s daughter

After Margaret was killed, Candace and her 19-year-old daughter, Salia Hardy, put Margaret on the grill to cook to dispose of Margaret’s body.

Authorities say on Friday, June 2, 2023, at approximately 1:35 p.m., they responded to a home on Hill Road for a welfare check. A 911 caller told dispatch that he had not communicated with Margaret for several days and was concerned about her well-being. When police arrived, they said Candace answered the door and allowed officers to search for Margaret.

When police reached the basement of the home, they smelled a strong odor of a decomposed body- it was Margaret Craig, dead.

According to authorities, Margaret had been dead for a week before she was discovered.

According to warrants, blood and tissue were on the floor beside three white plastic trash bags. Police said they also found “brain matter” inside the bags and noticed a knife on the floor, which later disappeared. Other cutting instruments, the cover of a chainsaw, cleaning materials, and blood splatter was also observed throughout.

Police interviewed Margaret’s granddaughter, Hardy, who told police that her grandmother had accused her mother, Candace, of credit card fraud and threatened to put the police on her. Hardy said her mother and grandmother started arguing, leading to a physical fight and her grandmother’s death. The next day, May 24, Hardy said she discovered her grandmother was stuffed inside a blue plastic container in her bedroom and helped her mother remove the remains.

Candace daughter, 19-year-old Salia Hardy mugshot.

Assistant State’s Attorney Jessica Garth said Candace and her daughter, Hardy, used a chainsaw, dismembered Margaret’s body, and put parts on the grill to cook and in a bonfire to get rid of Margaret’s remains.

Police said Margaret’s body was mutilated beyond recognition, but prosecutors are confident that DNA testing will confirm that the body parts found at the scene are those of Margaret Craig.

Candace has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, and Hardy is charged with one count of accessory after the fact.

Both remain in jail without bond.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. So sad she killed her mother just so she wouldn’t go to jail for stealing her CC!!! and at the end of the day she still end up in jail.

  2. Lord lord have mercy on this wick world that is so very sad I hope her mom haunt her to the point that she take her on life 😡Lord forgive me but I do she is a waste of life at this point!

  3. Sooo sad..all this evil that’s going on in the world is bc we’re in the last days..people better start turning to the Creator of this world praying for all of mankind..the world is worse than Sodom and Gomorrah days of the Old Testament..Pray people

  4. They need to personally burn the mother Candace alive Straight into hell for all eternity just a evil bad to the bones seed, I’m from Winston Salem North Carolina USA originally from New York been down here 14 ready to leave and move to East Bend NC I have seen too many sick shit happened in the and personally ran into theses characters downtown Winston Salem North Carolina USA Time to go

  5. I just turned 46 and I lost my mother two days before my birthday. My mom was everything to me so this just hit me hard. How can people be so cruel and evil? I’ll never understand someone that’s able to take the life of the person who gave them life😢

  6. HORRIBLE!! ALL OVER GETTING CAUGHT STEALING! WHOEVER CALLED THE POLICE FOR THE WELLNESS CHECK GOD BLESS YOU! I HOPE THEY ROT IN HELL

  7. People r becoming more n more sicker everyday!! This is just plumb nutz! They need to be hogtied and hung! Just dang E V I L!😡

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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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