A couple charged with the 2014 beating death of 1 year old Journey Cowart have been indicted by the September term of the Bartow County Grand Jury; this means the case will likely go to trial. The District Attorney’s office issued this press release earlier today:
Please be advised that the Bartow County Grand Jury re-convened this morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. to consider several criminal indictment presentations, with the below pending criminal action being returned among the TRUE BILLED indictments:
1. State vs. Brandy Ann Boyd True Billed on Counts 1 through 20 and 22.
Austin Levi Payne True Billed on All Counts.
Cts. 1 through 4 — Malice Murder
Cts. 5 through 10 — Felony Murder
Cts. 11 through 13 – Cruelty to Children in the First Degree
Cts. 14 through 16 – Aggravated Battery
Cts. 17 through 21 — Cruelty to Children in the First Degree
- 22 — Battery