A Fannin County man is to be tried on lesser charges after an appeals court has upheld the reversal of his capital murder conviction, which was made due to insufficient evidence.
Corey Don Louis was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for the death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old son three years earlier. The boy’s sister, four years of age, was also beaten after the two arose during the night and made a big mess in their home. The Sixth District Court of Appeals ruled in late 2010 to overturn the ruling.
The Paris News reports last Wednesday’s ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals cited no evidence that indicated Louis ever held the intention to kill the child,” but discipline was “excessive, horrific, and to a cruel degree.”
The Fannin County District Attorney’s Office is expected to try Louis on charges of injury to a child causing death.