A Riceboro woman currently serving a life sentence for murdering her toddler cousin was denied a new trial Monday, according to documents filed in public records at the Liberty County Justice Center.
Andrea Renee Wilson and codefendant Corey Allan Brown, also serving a life sentence, both requested new trials during a Feb. 24 hearing. The duo appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart.
Wilson and Brown were convicted in 2010 of killing Wilson’s 31-month-old cousin, Prince C. Davis, in 2007 at their Riceboro home. Wilson and Brown were found guilty of two counts of felony murder and two counts of cruelty to children. The death penalty was withdrawn from the case just prior to the trial, court officials said. Brown and Wilson are not eligible for parole.
At the February hearing, Wilson’s attorney, Robert Persse, argued his client should have a new trial because her original counsel had been ineffective. Brown requested a continuance.
According to public records, Persse’s motion for a new trial was reviewed by Stewart and denied May 7. Wilson was scheduled to be in court again Monday for a hearing to reconsider her sentencing. However, the Department of Corrections was unable to arrange transportation to bring her to court. The hearing will be rescheduled.
Brown’s attorney, Clare Nolan, filed a motion for a new trial last month, according to public records. Brown is expected in court for his motion hearing Aug. 11.