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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