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Cartersville Mother Accused In Child's Murder Given $1 Million Bond

Brandy Ann Boyd, 25, was granted a $1 million bond. She faces murder charges in the death of Journey Ann Cowart, her 1-year-old baby.

Brandy Ann Boyd, 25, and Austin Levi Payne, 24. Photos: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
Brandy Ann Boyd, 25, and Austin Levi Payne, 24. Photos: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
The Cartersville mother charged with murdering her own child was granted bond on Tuesday.

Brandy Ann Boyd, 25, was granted a $1 million bond on Tuesday in Bartow County Superior Court. According to court records, her boyfriend, Austin Levi Payne, 24, of Cartersville, has not filed a motion for a bond hearing and remains at the Bartow County Jail. 

Both Boyd and Payne face murder charges in the death of 1-year-old Journey Ann Cowart. 

Journey died at Cartersville Medical Center on Jan. 21 after being taken to the emergency room not breathing.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap previously told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Journey was beaten to death, with "a fractured skull, blunt force trauma to the stomach." He also said there was evidence of previous abuse.

The pair were initially charged with first-degree cruelty to children and aggravated battery, but the charges were upgraded after an autopsy revealed the extent of Journey's injuries.
Tim May 08, 2014 at 10:01 AM
I care not what you think. That is my opinion.
Tim May 08, 2014 at 11:22 AM
I rest in the hope that when they do go to prison that the inmates will shank them both and make them suffer horrendously before they die.
KR May 08, 2014 at 11:39 AM
I'm right in line with ya Tim.. May these two POS get whats coming their way.. They need to suffer 10 times worse..

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