Suspects in pregnant woman's death appear in court
Thomas Clayton Johnson and Emmalei Grace Trevathan make their initial court appearances on charges they killed Brittany Smith on Feb. 11, 2021.
All right, Mr Freeman. It's just Mr Thomas, Just Mr. Johnson, You're here on the first appearance of the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you. You have been charged with felony murder class, a misdemeanor, felony murder of a number one child class, a misdemeanor and failure to reported death or concealing a death, which is a class A misdemeanor. Have to discuss with him whether he wants to have an attorney. Represent him. Okay. We're gonna point the capital of Defenders office to represent him on this matter. Mr. Litter. March 4th, 9 a.m. Alright, so your next court date is gonna be march 4th 9 a.m. We're gonna have an attorney. No, no, that's fine. I just wanna make sure you have a chance to talk. We're gonna have an attorney there for you on that court day. There will be no bond on this case. I'm assuming the state would request that. Mr. Freeman, do you want to be heard on that? Uh, all right. Thank you. Thank you. I don't have a problem if Italy Trevathan, uh, Mr Vase in your hearing The first appearance at a right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you. You have been charged with felony murder, murder of an unborn child. I believe both of those class A felonies that carry and, uh, felony figure two reported death or concealing a death, which I believe is a class I Is that correct? All right, ma'am, you have a right to be represented by an attorney. Mr Freeman. Did you? We're gonna point then the couple of defenders office to represent her on this matter and that next court date. 34 in the morning. Really one that's gonna set for March 4th at 9 a.m. And I'm just going to stay. Also wants it to remain this No bond. Mr. Freeman, would you like to be heard on that? Uh, all right, then. The next court date is gonna be March 4th. We will have an attorney ranks for you at that time. Thank you.