• Couple accused of beating, sexually assaulting 3-year-old plead not guilty

    By: Mark Becker

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The couple charged with abusing and sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy at a west Charlotte motel last May turned down plea agreements and will take their cases to trial.

    Cory Mccree and Shamika Reaves both plead not guilty in court Monday to the charges stemming from the assault inside a motel off Freedom Drive last May.


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    The pleas angered the little boy’s grandmother.

    “They still at this point are not wanting to accept what they've done,” said Felisha Brown after the hearing.  She had walked out of the courtroom when Reaves walked in, and did not stay to hear her plea, but the baby’s great-grandmother did.

    “She's more concerned about her attorney. She's not concerned about her baby,” said Cynthia Brown-Stover. 

    Reaves had asked the judge to replace her attorney because she could not work with her, but the judge refused.

    After court Brown-Stover chose to focus on the little boy, who she says is in a rehab facility and still needs 24-hour care.

    “The doctors there, they don't give us any hope that he'll walk, talk or ever see again, but I always leave and I tell them I trust God and I believe he's going to do it,” she said.

    No trial date has been set yet for Reaves and McCree.

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