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Court hearing continued for woman accused of killing son

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 18:46:20-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Tonya Slaton's scheduled court appearance was continued on Thursday afternoon. Slaton was supposed to have a pre-trial motions hearing.

Investigators believe she killed her son, Quincy Davis, sometime between 2004 and 2005. State Troopers found his remains in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop on 64 in June 2015.

Slaton was originally charged with concealing a dead body, but investigators charged her with murder in 2016. A search warrant says troopers found Davis' body in two plastic bags, wrapped in duct tape hidden in her trunk.

Trooper Chad Dermyer pulled Slaton over for expired tags, leading to the discovery in the trunk. Dermyer was killed during a training exercise in Richmond in 2016.

Slaton is scheduled to go on trial in January 2018.

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