Day 2 of Travis Ryan Brown trial in Augusta
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Jurors are hearing from investigators and seeing interrogation room footage in the Travis Ryan Brown trial.
Tuesday, August 29, marks the second day of trial in Augusta Circuit Court. Brown and Candi Jo Royer are accused of abusing and murdering 3-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell.
The two investigators had interrogated Brown in Pennsylvania after he and Royer were arrested there in September 2021 for charges related to drugs and stolen property. The footage showed Brown claiming Khaleesi had killed herself and that he thrown her body into the trash.
During that same interview, Brown claimed that Royer had nothing to do with Khaleesi’s death, something the defense has changed stances on.
There was a courtroom outburst from Brown, who called one of the investigators - former-Deputy Trevor Rexrode - a liar.
Later in the day, the prosecution called Brittany Southern to testify. Southern told the court she had an affair with Brown, and that during that time he confided to her that he had murdered someone.
The defense claimed Southern was lying, and that she was trying to get in good graces in regards to her own jail sentences.
The trial is expected to go all week.
Royer’s jury trial is set to begin October 16.
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