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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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