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Man accused of murdering Dallas 4-year-old Cash Gernon found incompetent to stand trial

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Police said Darriynn Brown killed 4-year-old Cash Gernon in Southwest Dallas last year.

Now, a psychologist and a psychiatrist have found Brown incompetent.

This is the decision Brown’s defense team was hoping for.

They maintain that their client was in a trance-like state at the time of the murder and suffers from hallucinations.

The prosecution hired their own medical expert who also concluded Brown is incompetent to stand trial.

Inside a Dallas County courtroom Friday, a magistrate declared the capital murder suspect incompetent to stand trial.

“He can finally get the help that he needs so he can assist us in his representation,” defense attorney Heath Harris said.

Who is Darriynn Brown?

Darriynn Brown, a Dallas teen, had a prior run-in with the law in April 2021, when she was arrested.

According to court documents, the 18-year-old was facing a misdemeanor charge of evading arrest.

Brown attended Duncanville High and Middle Schools, according to the Morning News.

According to arraignment documents filed in his previous arrest, he also lives with his parents and is financially supported by them.

Brown’s address on the document is only a half-mile away from where Gernon’s body was discovered.

Darriynn Brown’s Arrest

Brown was arrested last May and later indicted for Gernon’s murder.

Investigators said Brown was the man seen on home surveillance video taking Gernon from the bedroom where he was sleeping.

Gernon was in the care of a woman who lived in a home off Saddleridge Drive in Dallas. She knew Brown.

Gernon’s body was found the next morning by a jogger eight blocks away from the home on a neighborhood street.

Investigators said the boy was stabbed to death.

“Maybe someday we can get to the facts of this case, which we believe are going to show he has a mental defect that potentially led to this tragedy.

He may be entitled to an insanity defense,” Harris said.

The competency decision was made after the prosecution’s own psychiatric expert determined, after conducting a mental evaluation, that Brown was unfit to stand trial.

The defense’s doctor came to the same conclusion months ago.

“Both reports basically reflect what Mr. Harris and I have been experiencing with our client, Darriynn.

He is not competent, and he needs to get treatment,” defense attorney Valerie Baston said.

Harris said Brown will likely be transferred to Vernon Psychiatric Hospital once a bed opens up.

Brown Lived Half a Mile From Where Cash Was Found

Darriynn Brown’s address on the document is only a half-mile away from where Gernon’s body was discovered.

According to arraignment documents filed in his previous arrest, he also lives with his parents and is financially supported by them.

Brown attended Duncanville High School and Duncanville Middle School.

Who Is Brown’s Attorney?

“Our society has rules about competency,” said the former prosecutor and defense attorney Robert Sanders.

According to Dr. Sanders, Brown may never be found competent to stand trial.

If he is, and the defense invokes the insanity defense, the prosecution must show Brown knew his actions were wrong.

“For that insanity defense to work, he has to be insane at the time of the act,” Sanders explained.

The defense team for Brown understands that the public wants answers.

“We ask that people be patient in developing their opinions or judgments on this,” said Baston.

Who is Cash Gwenon’s Mother

The biological mother Cash is Melinda Seagroves, according to Meaww.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Seagroves and Cash’s grandmother, Connie Ward, was unaware her grandson was staying with their father’s girlfriend at the time of his kidnapping.

The birth mother and grandmother were on the lookout for the couple, and both have since been reunited with Cash’s brother.

Sherrod called police shortly before 11 a.m. to report Cash missing, but his body had been discovered hours earlier.

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FAQs

1. who is darriynn brown

Darriynn Brown, police said, killed Cash Gernon, 4, in Southwest Dallas last year.


2. Who Is Cash Gernon

Cash Gernon is the boy who Darriynn Brown kidnapped and murdered.


3. How Old was Cash Gernon when he was killed?

4 years old

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