An Augusta woman says she buried her mother in the back yard to keep authorities from taking her or cutting her during an autopsy.

Melissa Lockhart, 43, was charged Sunday with concealing a death, a felony, following Thursday's discovery of a shallow grave with a woman's body behind 1778 Tobacco Road. The body is believed to be the suspect's mother, 67-year-old Miriam Lockhart.

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