Shubert Seeking New Trial

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

Attorneys for Brent Shubert are expected to be back in Franklin County Superior Court this week to motion for a new trial.

In December 2015, Shubert was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder and concealing the death of another in the 2013 strangulation death of his live-in girlfriend 33-year old Bonnie Ann Cooner in Canon.

Cooner went missing in late January 2013, from the home she and her then 12-year old son shared with Shubert on Unawatti Road in Canon.

An intensive search was launched to find Cooner that involved Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators, the GBI as well as friends and relatives.

Then on February 8th, 2013, authorities announced they had gathered evidence that led them to believe foul play was involved in Cooner’s disappearance, adding that tips led investigators to discover Cooner’s body the following evening down an abandoned well near her home.

Shubert was arrested several hours later in Anderson, South Carolina.

During his trial, defense attorneys put the blame for Cooner’s murder on Shubert’s alleged accomplice, but Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Malcom found Shubert guilty on all counts.

Shubert is currently serving life without the possibility of parole.