Wagswoofs – Former NFL safety, Sergio Brown, has entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of killing his mother. This comes almost two months after his arrest in San Diego, following a period spent in Mexico.
Mr. Brown faced charges of first-degree murder in connection with the death of his 73-year-old mother, Myrtle Brown, along with the concealment of her dead body in October. According to the Associated Press, on December 6, Mr. Brown entered a plea of not guilty for both charges.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has determined that she died as a result of blunt force trauma, and her death has been officially ruled as a homicide.
Months after admitting to taking some of his mother’s belongings to Mexico, Mr. Brown is now pleading for leniency. Back in October, he confessed to using his late mother’s credit card in the country. Prosecutors have accused the former football star of this wrongdoing.
The prosecution has pointed out that there were similarities between the DNA samples found under Myrtle Brown’s fingernails and on a toothbrush in Mr. Brown’s bedroom. However, Mr. Brown’s public defender, Robert Fox, emphasized in October that there is a lack of witnesses and that all the evidence is circumstantial.
After his mother passed away, there was a frantic search for the ex-Patriot. Videos surfaced on Mr. Brown’s Instagram account, where he appeared to belittle his mother’s death by referring to it as “fake news” and making references to the animated movie “Finding Nemo.”
Authorities successfully tracked down the ex-NFL player in Mexico, suspecting that one of his videos had been recorded in Playa del Carmen. A video published by TMZ showed a man who bore a striking resemblance to Mr. Brown dancing in Tulum and generously treating others to drinks at a local club.
According to a neighbour who provided a Ring doorbell video to authorities, it was revealed that Mr. Brown burned his mother’s clothes during the time the police were searching for him. The neighbour also mentioned that the former NFL player had been exhibiting unusual behavior in the months leading up to his mother’s death, stating, “They said he wasn’t himself the last few months. He was out of his mind.”
Mr. Brown is expected to make his next court appearance on January 24th.