Pair To Stand Trial In Tabor Football Player's Death

By: KAKE News and the Associated Press
By: KAKE News and the Associated Press

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UPDATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two men charged with murder in the September beating death of a Tabor College football player will stand trial for second degree murder.

After a preliminary hearing Thursday, a McPherson County judge ruled there is enough evidence for DeQuinte Flournoy and Alton Franklin to stand trial on the charges. They are charged with second degree murder in the September beating death of Brandon Brown, a football player at Tabor College.

Defense attorney's for Flournoy and Franklin -- both former members of McPherson College's football team -- say the pair acted in self-defense.

Brown, 26, was found unconscious outside a McPherson house party Sept. 16. He died about a week later.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A preliminary hearing resumes Thursday afternoon for two suspects in the death of a Tabor College football player.

The hearing for Alton Franklin and DeQuinte Flournoy began last week. But it was continued to give prosecutors time to search for a key witness to a fight that led to the death of 26-year-old Brandon Brown. The redshirt defensive lineman from Tabor College was found unconscious Sept. 16 at a McPherson Party and died about a week later.

The suspects both are former McPherson College football players. They're charged with being accessories to second-degree murder.

The missing witness moved back to Texas after the case was delayed in October and a subpoena to compel him testify was returned earlier this month as undeliverable.

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