4 Men Convicted In Deaths Of 2 Hamtramck Women
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Two juries have convicted four men of murder in the gunpoint abduction of two Hamtramck women who were shot and buried in a park.
Both Wayne County Circuit Court juries reached verdicts Monday. One jury convicted Reginald Brown and cousin Jeremy Brown, and the other convicted Brandon Cain and Brian Lee.
All but Lee face mandatory penalties of life in prison without possibility of parole for first-degree murder at their sentencing on Dec. 21. Lee faces up to life for second-degree murder.
Co-defendant Miguel Rodriguez, who earlier plead guilty to second-degree murder, awaits sentencing Friday.
Abreeya Brown, 18, and Ashley Conaway, 22, were forced into a car trunk at gunpoint on Feb. 28 after being abducted from their home on Andrus Street in Hamtramck. Their bodies were found almost a month later in shallow graves in a wooded area near 6 Mile Road and Telegraph in Detroit.
A Wayne County Medical Examiner testified that the women were bound with duct tape and shot in the head at close-range.
Authorities say the women may have been targeted for telling police about a shooting prior to their abduction.
The Brown cousins are unrelated to Abreeya Brown.
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