Browning is accused of stabbing Mattie Louise Jenkins repeatedly in the abdominal area, according to the indictment, during the May 22, 2009, incident that took place between 5 and 6 p.m. at the pair's home at 11 Cardinal Court in Cartersville. Jenkins died a couple days later at Kennestone Hospital.
The daughter is charged with malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. The indictment alleges the knife involved had a blade 3 or more inches in length.
In a court document filed in May 2009, Browning's attorney, Kearston Gill, asked for her client to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, citing reason to believe Browning suffered from mental disease, injury or congenital deficiency.
In the motion, Gill also said she believes that at the time of the alleged homicide, Browning was incapable of distinguishing right from wrong in relation to the incident.
Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter
in homicide case
In a separate homicide case involving family members, a woman accused of stabbing her sister in the chest, causing death, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February.
Tanisia Solana Thomas was 28 when arrested in connection with the alleged June 5, 2009, fatal stabbing of Tavarra Williams. Around 3:15 p.m. that day deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at 28 Mission Ridge Drive, where they found Williams lying on the ground at the edge of the driveway.
Thomas was sentenced to 25 years, and ordered to serve 15 years in prison and the following 10 years on probation.
The sister had been charged with malice murder and felony murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter in a negotiated plea with prosecuting attorneys. She also pleaded guilty to possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Thomas was transferred to Arrendale State Prison on April 21, according to Georgia Department of Corrections online records.
Other 2009 homicide cases in discovery process
Two other local 2009 homicide cases are in the process of discovery, according to Bartow County Superior Court records.
Cartersville police investigators alleged Allen Scott Martin, 43, struck his roommate, Roy David Owens, 55, numerous times in the head and face with unknown solid objects similar to his hands, feet and footwear, between Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, according to the indictment.
Martin is charged with murder and felony murder with an underlying charge of aggravated assault in connection with the incident at the Bartow Motel, 803 Joe Frank Harris Parkway. He is also charged with concealing the death of another; prosecutors allege Martin hindered the discovery of whether Owens was unlawfully killed by concealing the death and removing the body from the motel room, dumping it in overgrown vegetation nearby, according to the indictment.
Arrest warrants indicate Owens had several fractures. His body was found behind a trash bin by a woman residing at the motel.
In an unrelated case, Michael Thomas Morris Jr., 31, is charged with murder in connection with the death of Joshua Lee Moore, 26, and serious injury of Danny Dewayne Westbrooks, 27.
The indictment alleges Morris shot Moore in the chest with a .25 handgun, causing his death, and shot Westbrooks twice -- in the stomach and chest -- during the Aug. 22 incident at an apartment complex at 1116 N. Tennessee St.
Morris had allegedly been in an argument with his girlfriend at the time and a short time later encountered Moore and Westbrooks in the parking lot. The indictment alleges he pointed the gun at the woman, and said, "I will kill you and myself before I let you leave me."
In the days after the incident, CPD investigators said there was no indication Morris had a relationship with the two alleged victims, other than Morris and Westbrooks living in the same apartment complex. The three had apparently been in a verbal altercation prior to the shooting.
Morris is charged with murder, two counts of felony murder, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.