Shubert Indicted by Franklin County Grand Jury

March 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia


Brent Shubert

The Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Brent Shubert for the murder of his fiancé’ 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner.

According to court documents released this week, Shubert was indicted on one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of concealing the death of another.

On the first count, the grand jury concluded that on January 28th Shubert did unlawfully and with malice of forethought strangle Cooner.

Count two of the indictment alleges that Shubert did, while committing the felony of aggravated assault, strangled Cooner with a wire, which caused her death.

Under count three, the grand jury said Shubert intentionally concealed her death.

On Friday, February 8th, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas and GBI Agent in Charge Mike Ayers announced they had gathered evidence that led them to believe foul play was involved in Cooner’s disappearance.

That, Thomas said later produced tips that led investigators to discover Cooner’s body the following evening down an abandoned well near her home.

Shubert was arrested several hours later in Anderson, SC and returned to Franklin County.

He was denied bond and remains in the Franklin County Detention Center.

So far, no trial date has been set.