DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Bond was denied Tuesday and a September court date was set for the husband and wife charged in connection with the death of a 9-year-old and her grandmother.
A Darlington County judge denied bond on all charges for Cephas Cowick, 23, and Kathrine Baucom Cowick, 25, who were taken into custody Monday. A Sept. 28 court date was set.
Both are charged with: two counts of murder; third-degree arson; criminal conspiracy; armed robbery with a deadly weapon; first-degree burglary; grand larceny less than $10,000; and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
According to testimony from the prosecution, the couple acted in concert in the deaths of Deziyah Davis, 9, and Denise Couplin, 52, both from Darlington County.
The victims were allegedly shot with a pistol while in a bedroom, according to the prosecution during Tuesday afternoon's bond hearing.
Warrants allege the suspects went to the victims' home for the purpose of robbery.
It was also alleged the Cowicks stole Couplin's vehicle and later burned it in an attempt to conceal their crimes.
Family members offered emotional comments during the hearing.