Judge Appoints Public Defender to Represent Sosa in Baby Murder Case

October 31, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

The woman charged with second degree murder in the death of her newborn last week made a brief appearance in DeKalb County General Sessions Court today (Wednesday).

18 year old Lillian Elizebeth Sosa appeared before Judge Bratten Cook II without an attorney.

In determining if she was indigent, Judge Cook, through an interpreter, asked Sosa if she owned any property, assets, or money with which she might could afford to hire an attorney. She indicated "no".

Judge Cook then appointed the District Public Defender to represent Sosa.

Sosa made no request to reduce the bond, which is set at one million dollars. The only mention of bond was by Judge Cook who gave orders that he be made aware of any attempts by Sosa to make bond, so he could approve it, before she is released.

She is due back in General Sessions Court on Thursday, November 8th, unless a bond reduction hearing is held earlier.

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