Matthew Brown-Edwards, A 22 year old Two Rivers man charged with first – degree reckless homicide in the death of his girlfriends 8 week old child, will return to the Manitowoc County Circuit Court next month. Court records show that a second competency exam will be performed May 3rd to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial. The exam will also determine if the defendant understands the proceedings in the case and if he’s capable to assist in his own defense.
Rescue workers were called to the home of Brown-Edwards’ girlfriend on January 17th on a report of a baby found unconscious and not breathing. The child was taken to a local hospital then transferred to a suburban Milwaukee hospital where she died four days later.
Brown-Edwards is also charged with child abuse and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession. Court records also indicate that a hearing to determine his mental condition at the time of the incident will be held at a later date.