After four years in jail, woman accused in 2 slayings posts bond

Katherine Cowick’s jail-booking photo. FILE PHOTO

By Bobby Bryant
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Katherine Cowick of Hartsville, who’s charged with killing a 9-year-old girl and the girl’s grandmother in 2016, has posted bond and is free from jail for the first time in four years, county jail records show.
Cowick posted the required 10 percent of her $200,000 bond on Sept. 21 and was released pending her trial. Jail records say she had been held for 1,526 days.
Cowick and her husband, Cephas Cowick, are accused of killing Deziyah Davis, 9, and her grandmother, Denise Couplin, 52, both of Darlington, at Couplin’s home off Highway 151 in July 2016.
Cephas Cowick has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of life without parole. He was accused of shooting Couplin once in the head with a .380 handgun and shooting the child twice in the head.
“It appears that Deziyah woke up at this time, and that led to her being shot,” 4th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Kernard Redmond said during a June 24 video hearing for Cephas Cowick.
Jail records show Katherine Cowick still faces trial for two counts of murder, arson, criminal conspiracy, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary, grand larceny and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Author: Rachel Howell

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