Brunn has been indicted on one count of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, one count of aggravated child molestation, one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, one count of false imprisonment, one count of abandonment of a dead body, one count of making false statements and one count of sexual exploitation of children.
District Attorney Garry Moss said, if convicted, Brunn could face life without parole for the murder charge or death. Moss said there has not yet been a date set for Brunn’s arraignment.
The body of Jorelys was found Dec. 5, three days after she was last seen leaving a playground inside the apartment complex where she lived.
An autopsy revealed she had been severely beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted.
Two days later, on Dec. 7, authorities arrested Brunn, 20, a maintenance worker at the complex, and charged him with murder and making false statements to the police.
Brunn, who is being represented by attorneys David Cannon Sr. and J. Daran Burns, made his first court appearance Dec. 8. The Tribune could not reach Cannon by press time.