MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla. - A McIntosh County woman charged with desecration of a human corpse is ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
In November 2012, Shelly Maytubby was arrested after authorities searching for her mother found the elderly woman buried in Maytubby's garage.
According to the affidavit, another daughter of Erlene McCune's called authorities, saying she had not heard from her mother in many weeks and that Maytubby did not let anyone have contact with McCune.
A McIntosh County deputy performed a welfare check Nov. 16 at Maytubby's home near Eufaula and when Maytubby appeared nervous she said her mother left with a man she knew as Santa Claus.
The investigation continued and eventually Maytubby said her mother had become sick and bedridden and instead of calling for a doctor she took care of McCune herself. She said she stopped her mother's medication.
Maytubby told authorities her mother let her use her debit card.
When the sheriff told Maytubby authorities would continue their search for McCune until she was found, Maytubby confessed that her mother died and was buried in her garage.
A search of the home unearthed McCune's medication, financial documents and a locked box bearing thousands of dollars and other items.
On Wednesday, a McIntosh County judge ordered Maytubby to undergo mental observation and evaluation. A competency hearing is scheduled for February.
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