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Burousas makes court appearance

Accused killer Teresa Mangham Burousas made an appearance in Pike County superior court Tuesday. Burousas was scheduled to be arraigned but mumbled she had no plea when questioned by Judge Christopher Edwards. The judge then entered directed pleas of not guilty for her on counts of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Defense attorney Ricky Morris and district attorney Scott Ballard agreed to a continuance in the case, noting Burousas has not yet undergone a pyschiatric examination which was scheduled for this week. There is one issue pending from the crime scene and multiple reports have not yet been received from the state crime lab. Burousas’ next court date is a motions hearing/status conference on July 16. Burousas, 46, was arrested July 31, 2009. She is accused of gunning down her husband, Jimmie (Buzz) Burousas Jr., outside their Concord area home July 1. Buzz Burousas was the son of longtime Lamar County magistrate judge Jimmie Burousas Sr.

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