Alleged shooter to appear in court today

Antoine Bernard Ladson is scheduled to make a preliminary appearance in Glynn County court today, facing charges related to the shooting death last month of a 21-year-old Brunswick woman whose family donated her organs so that others might live.

Evidence is expected to be presented before Glynn County Magistrate Judge Timothy Barton in the case against Ladson, 27, who is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Court begins at 9:30 a.m.

Brunswick police said Ladson allegedly shot Amy Dean in the head with a handgun late on the night of Aug. 25 at 2318 Gordon St. Dean was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where she died the following night. Her parents made the decision at the hospital to donate her organs.

Dean was Ladson’s boyfriend. She is survived by an identical twin sister.

Police were originally called to the home for a possible suicide attempt. But police later determined that Ladson allegedly shot Dean.

— The News

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