Homicide

61-year-old suburban Detroit woman faces sentencing in killing, dismemberment of adult son

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014, file photo, defendant Donna Scrivo looks towards the courtroom at her arraignment in St. Clair Shores, Mich. Scrivo, convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son, faces sentencing, and is due in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2014, file photo, defendant Donna Scrivo looks towards the courtroom at her arraignment in St. Clair Shores, Mich. Scrivo, convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son, faces sentencing, and is due in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A 61-year-old suburban Detroit woman convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son faces sentencing.

Donna Scrivo is due in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens on Tuesday. A jury convicted her of first-degree murder and mutilation of a body. First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole.

Scrivo testified at trial that a masked armed man killed him and kept her hostage five days. She told the court: "I'm not mother of the year. I have multiple problems."

The registered nurse filed a missing person's report in January 2014, telling authorities 32-year-old Ramsay Scrivo left their St. Clair Shores home and failed to return. Bags containing his body parts were found a few days later in St. Clair County, northeast of Detroit.