Evansville man accused of killing Corey Hughes appointed public defender

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The man accused of shooting and killing Corey Hughes has been appointed a public defender.

Police say Brandon Brown shot Hughes in the head. It happened at a home on East Maryland Street last Friday.

According to police records, a .380 spent casing was on the floor and shoe impressions in blood were found in Hughes’ home.

Police say Brown’s car was caught on security cameras leaving the home Friday morning.

Brown told detective Hughes swung at him with a knife, cutting his finger. Brown said he blacked out and “heard a bang”.

Investigators didn’t find a knife at the crime scene, according to police records. Brown told police he threw a gun in a river and burned his clothes.

Brandon Brown is facing a murder charge and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Brown is scheduled to appear back in court on July 8th.

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(This story was originally published on June 27, 2019)

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