Two senior public defenders assigned to Brianna Williams case

Brianna William's assigned public defenders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two senior public defenders have been assigned to Brianna Williams' case.

Action News Jax first told you Thursday that Williams is out of the hospital and officially behind bars.

Jacksonville Public Defender Charlie Cofer says Williams is facing felony charges for child neglect and for lying to police.

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But those charges aren't set in stone just yet.

"We are still in a period of waiting to see where we're going to be and what we're going to be defending," said Cofer.

But he's already put two senior attorneys, Alan Chipperfield and Joshua Beard on Brianna Williams' case.

"They have both tried a lot of cases. Al has been a public defender on and off for 40 years or better and Josh is one of our younger attorneys, but he's moving up quite quickly in the office, very experienced."

Cofer said both Chipperfield and Beard specialize in homicide and felony cases. Right now Williams has not been charged with her daughter's death.

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Action News Jax first told you two weeks ago that investigators found human remains in Alabama wood and the remains are believed to be those of Brianna Williams' 5-year-old daughter, Taylor Williams.

Cofer said it's too early in the investigation to know what the final charges will be, but he said the attorneys will be prepared.

"We anticipate that this will be handled as a felony case that's why we've assigned seniors attorneys to it."