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Grovetown mother and son murder suspects in court

News 12 at 6 o'clock, January 27, 2010

EVANS, Ga.---The mother and son accused of murdering a neighbor were back in court Wednesday. Rebecca Sears, and her son Christopher Bowers are accused of beating Kay Parsons to death in her home last March.

The prosecution says Sears was the mastermind, while Bowers actually killed Mrs. Parsons.

Wednesday's hearing was one of many to talk about evidence and pre-trial motions. Some DNA results were handed over to defense attorneys, but more than ten months after the crime, they are still waiting on cell phone records, computer analysis, and other evidence before building their case.

"These things are extremely important and we really can't proceed with some of the more substantive hearings until we get that," says Jacque Hawk, who is defending Christopher Bowers.

"She's really depressed about the situation and she's depressed about how slow things are going, but she's coping as best she can," adds Victor Hawk, who is defending Rebecca Sears.

The mother and son will be tried separately, and Rebecca Sears has requested a change of venue.

Search warrants describe a relationship between Sears and Kay Parsons' husband. Sears allegedly tried to commission her murder weeks before.

The state is seeking the death penalty for both Bowers and Sears.


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  • by anonymous Location: Thomson on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    At least his lawyer has a rep for defending murderers & LOOSING!
  • by amber on Feb 8, 2010 at 02:39 PM
    i have known you for so long..why would you do such a terrible thing, it must have been her who made you that cruel person.
  • by R L Location: MARTINEZ on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    REST IN PEACE KAY!! THE" WHITE" TRASH WILL SEE THE DEVIL SOON. WE MISS YOU
  • by Pam Location: Appling on Jan 28, 2010 at 03:05 PM
    The question I have is where is Mr.parsons in all of this? Last I heard he went to California right before all this went down. So.....what's his alibi? What does he know? Was he a part of this?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 02:50 PM
    Debra from Evans- wow!!! where did you go to school? your post confused the hell out of me!!!
  • by Tina Location: evans on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:08 PM
    You are right. I do agree with you, my only hope is that they forget to feed her, her last meal. It would be nice if she left this earth the same wat Kay left. That would save thousands of tax dollars.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    Tina I disagree with keeping her in jail and forgetting her. I think she needs a speedy trial and needs to be put to rest be it a shot, a chair, another inmate so MY TAX DOLLARS don't house, feed, and cloth this trash.
  • by Tina Location: evans on Jan 28, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    Depressed??? How does she think the Parson family is doing? "Coping" she has a lot of coping to deal with. As far as the case moving Slow?? Does she really think it was going to move as fast as Kays murder did?? She deserves to sit in that jail on a daily basis and WAIT. It wouldn't hurt my feeling if they forget to feed that beast. RIP Kay
  • by DEBRA Location: EVANS on Jan 28, 2010 at 08:37 AM
    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN COMMUNICATION BREAKS DOWN IN THE FAMILY,THIS FAMILY LIVED NEAR MY FAMILY WHEN CHRISTOPER WAS JUST A LITTLE BOY AND HE ALWAYS GOT THE BUT OF THINGS HE WAS NOT A HAPPY LITTLE BOY AND HIS MOTHER SHOULD BE ASSHAMED OF HERSELF FOR HAVING THAT KIND OF POWER OVER HER SON WHAT NOT WOMEN ENOUGH TO DO IT YOURSELF GOD KNOWS WHAT SHE TOLD CHRISTOPHER TO MAKE HIM DO THIS TERRIBLE TERRIBLE THING NOT TO MENTION THE MAN OF THE WOMEN THAT GOT MURDER AND THEIR FAMILY GREED SELFISHNESS AND JUST EVIL HOPE FOR YOU MS SEALS IT WAS WORTH IT NOT!!!!! YOU WILL HAVE ALL THESE SOULS IN YOUR COURT AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BEAT YOU IN YOUR HEAR AFTER SO SAD
  • by BILL L Location: martinez on Jan 28, 2010 at 08:12 AM
    YOU TWO DESERVE THE SAME THING YOU DIDD TO THAT CHILDS MOTHER SHE DID NOTHING BUT TAKE CARE OF HER CHILD AS ANY MOTHER WOULD,AND YOU TWO FELT SHE DESERVED BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A BALL BAT YOU CAN BE ASSURED THE JURY WILL GIVE YOU THE PUNISHMENT YOU DESERVEAND AS FAR AS YOUR ATTORNY HAWK YOU MUST REALY BE HURTING FOR TAKING SUCH CLIENTS I HOPE YOU STARVE
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