Man faces death penalty trial for baby's death

Man faces death penalty trial for baby's death

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In a Dougherty County death penalty case, Gregory Evans was re-indicted on murder charges to move toward trial.

Gregory Evans was indicted on ten charges including murder, in the beating death of 19 month old Janaysia Stevenson in March 2011.

Prosecutors say the child was beaten so viciously, her liver, kidneys, and intestines were hemorrhaged, killing her.

Because of the cruelty, prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

"Beaten brutally by the defendant. And that is what is included in the current indictment. The aggravating circumstance, and we will be pursuing this as a death penalty case," said D. A. Greg Edwards.

Now moving toward trial, prosecutors re-indicted Evans to assure he was indicted by a grand jury with a constitutionally mandated diverse makeup.

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