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Testimony Continues In Brown Trial
Friday Jun 27, 2014 9:24pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CENTREVILLE) – There was another full day of testimony Friday in the trial of Andy Brown.

Brown is charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearms in the October 2, 2013 shooting death of Sturgis accountant David Locey.

Taking the stand on Friday was Joy Stevens, who is a partner, a share holder and the Office Manager for the Locey CPA Firm. She has been with the company since it opened thirty years ago.

During questioning by St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough, Stevens testified about a meeting that happened on October 1 with herself, Locey, Brown and Brown's wife Heather. The meeting was to be about Brown's work and some accusations that had been made by clients that Brown had worked with.

During that meeting, Brown admitted to recently endorsing a client check and having done it in the past. Stevens says Brown's employment with Locey CPA was discussed at that time. ...... {LISTEN}.

Stevens says that Locey told her and Brown that he was leaning towards firing Brown, but he would wait until after a client meeting that was scheduled for October 2. Stevens says following the October 1 meeting, some more information about another client came to light. ...... {LISTEN}.

Stevens says when Locey was told about that call, he said they would still have their meeting on October 2, but he was going to fire Brown.

Testimony will continue on Tuesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court.

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