The case against Stacie Brown continues with a plea deadline extension that was accepted by the Starke Circuit Court. Judge Kim Hall granted an extension to December 1st at 8:00 a.m. to allow Brown’s attorney, Timothy Lemon, to finish the discovery of the case and speak to some of the state’s witnesses. Lemon says the discovery is going well, but because expert witnesses are involved, he would like more time in order to speak to each of them.
Stacie Brown is charged in the death of her three-year-old stepson, Ethan Brown. Charges include Battery Resulting in Death and Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death. Both are Class A Felonies. The incident happened on June 18th.
DNA test results are still pending, and Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff is expected to contact the state police lab to determine when the results will be completed and available for evidence.
Brown’s trial date is still set for January 18th at 9:00 a.m. with the jury status hearing scheduled for January 6th at 9:00 a.m.