Third son charged in death of Alberta, Minn., woman
MORRIS -- All three brothers allegedly responsible for murdering their mother and then hiding and later burying her body have been charged in the case.
Dylan Cody Clemens, 25, was charged Tuesday in Stevens County District Court with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of his mother, Tamara Lee Mason, 49.
Mason's remains were found July 7 in the backyard of the Alberta home where she lived with her sons.
Jacob Seth Cobb, 17, was charged Monday in Stevens County District Court with second-degree intentional murder and also faces a charge of second-degree murder while committing third-degree assault. Felony matters against 16- and 17-year-old juveniles are public record.
Andrew Quinton Cobb, 18, was charged Monday as an accessory after the fact to murder.
Mason was reported missing on Dec. 27, 2010, by Clemens, who stated that she became angry that her three sons would not play a game of Yahtzee with her and that she grabbed some items, left the home and didn't return.
However, Clemens earlier this month told investigators that Jacob Cobb killed his mother by strangling her on Christmas Day and that Clemens, after rejecting dumping the body or burning it, eventually stored the body in a shed on the property and, with the help of Andrew Cobb, buried it under the shed this spring.
Accessory after the fact to murder carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Clemens, who is in custody in prison in St. Cloud, is scheduled to appear in court at 11:45 a.m. Friday in Morris.
The next court appearances for Jacob Cobb and Andrew Cobb have not yet been scheduled.
Jacob Cobb is in juvenile detention in Moorhead, and Andrew Cobb is detained in Traverse County.
Tom Larson writes for the Morris Sun Tribune, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.