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Couple may face death penalty
Corey Brown
Defendant Corey Allan Brown sat in Courtroom A of the Liberty County Courthouse on Wednesday with his two lawyers and listened as District Attorney Tom Durden read the list of indictments during an arraignment hearing.
Brown is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of felony murder and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree for his alleged involvement in the death of 3-year-old Prince C. Davis Jr.
Brown pleaded not guilty to all counts.
Brown, 38, and his girlfriend Andrea Wilson, 35, both of Riceboro, were arrested in January after an initial autopsy revealed Davis, who was in the couople’s care for 10 months, died of blunt force trauma and malnutrition.
The investigation was initiated when EMS crews responded to a call to Wilson’s home and found the child unresponsive. The toddler was later pronounced dead at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Keith Moran, the child was a cousin of Wilson’s. There is very little information regarding his mother.
Defense attorneys David Ramseur and Todd Wooten filed motions for a temporary order to preserve the evidence, not destroy the evidence or allow testing of evidence to the point of destruction to ensure they would have the benefit of having enough samples for their experts to use.
The court then set a preliminary motions hearing for September.
Wilson was seen last month in a notice hearing to inform her that the state intends to seek the death penalty in her case — and Brown’s — if they are convicted.
After the hearing, Brown was taken back to Liberty County Jail where Wilson is also being detained.
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