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01/09/04 - Polk County

Woman Admits To Killing Four Year Old Son

A southeast Texas mother has confessed to killing her four year old son and burying him in the backyard. It happened in the small community of Ace, located in a very remote part of southern Polk County. Search crews discovered Anthony Boone's body in a shallow grave this morning. Investigators say the body was covered with lime, which may have been used to try and mask the odor of decomposition. Anthony had not been seen for months, but it wasn't until this week that someone tipped off child protective services.

Police say his mother, 25-year-old Tabitha Boone, told authorities the boy was with his father, out of town. Officers then began questioning Boone. Sheriff Billy Ray Nelson of Polk County said, "She pretty well was in denial when we first started questioning her. She gave us other locations where the child may be and we checked all those and then she opened up and confessed about it."

Tabitha Boone has two other children. They are both in child protective custody tonight. She remains is in the Polk County jail, charged with capital murder. She's being held without bond.
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