MAYWOOD, Sick. – Former NFL participant Sergio Brown pleaded not responsible Wednesday to prices of first-degree homicide and concealment of a homicide within the September demise of his mom.
The physique of his mom, 73-year-old Myrtle Brown, was found on September 16 close to a creek in Maywood, about 12 miles west of Chicago. The Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s workplace mentioned the lady died of blunt pressure trauma, decided she was injured throughout an assault and dominated her demise a murder.
Brown, 35, and his mom lived collectively in Maywood.
Brown was arrested in San Diego on October 10 after being deported from Mexico and extradited to Maywood two weeks later. He admitted going to Mexico along with his mom’s belongings, and prosecutors mentioned he used his mom’s bank card in Mexico within the days after her demise.
Prosecutors say investigators discovered matches between DNA samples underneath Myrtle Brown’s fingernails and a toothbrush in Sergio Brown’s bed room. However public defender Robert Fox has refuted that assertion, saying nobody witnessed the crime.
‘There isn’t a direct proof. It is all circumstantial,” Fox mentioned in court docket throughout a listening to into Brown’s arrest in October.
Brown performed soccer at Proviso East Excessive College earlier than his collegiate profession at Notre Dame and professionally with the Patriots, Jaguars, Colts and Payments.
He’s scheduled to look in court docket on January 24.