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CLEVELAND – The mother accused of killing her 5-year-old old son and burying his body in the backyard faced a judge for the first time Friday.

Jordan Rodriguez disappeared nearly three months ago but until this week, no one seemed to notice.

Now, 34-year-old Larissa Rodriguez will be spending Christmas behind bars.

The medical examiner positively identified Jordan’s body on Friday and said the boy was buried in bags in the ground. Cause of death has not yet been determined.

Larissa was stone-faced as she faced a murder charge. Bond was set at $1 million. Her attorney argued that wasn’t fair.

“Since the state doesn’t have any indication really of what happened, we don’t even know if murder is the correct charge,” the attorney said.

Larissa has no prior criminal history.

The mother of nine has been held in police custody since Monday. The boy’s remains were found in her backyard Tuesday.

The prosecutor’s office is claiming she failed to get medical attention for her special needs son until his condition worsened.

READ MORE: News5Cleveland.com

Article Courtesy of WEWS News 5 Cleveland

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