Two men arrested in December for a brutal murder of an elderly Brenham woman more than a decade ago, have been indicted for capital murder by a Washington County grand jury.
Twenty-nine year old Gorey Cornell Burns Jr., of Brenham and 28-year old Samuel ‘Sammy’ Mortay Granderson are charged with the brutal beating death of 95-year old Birdell Hickey on September 27th, 2003. Police reports say members of her church went to check on her at her address on Armbrister Street because she had been seen for several days. When Brenham police arrived at the scene they found her badly beaten. She died two days later at the hospital.