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A Jonesboro woman goes to trial this spring for the death of a 4-year-old boy

Oct 03, 2012 -- 11:49am


30-year-old Sacha Brown of Jonesboro will be back in an Illinois courtroom in March for her role in the death of a 4-year-old boy.  Brown was arrested December 12th, 2011, and is charged with 1st-degree murder, aggravated battery, and concealment of a homicide.  She is not the child’s mother.  According to deputies, she allegedly killed the boy to cover up a skull fracture he suffered while in her care.  An autopsy on 4-year-old Justin Hepburn revealed the injuries.  Judge William Thurston Wednesday set her jury trial for March 11th, 2013, in Jonesboro.  A pre-trial conference is slated for October 17th.  She faces life in prison if convicted.

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