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.READ MORE: MDOT Announces Ongoing Construction For I-75
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.READ MORE: Lions Release LB Christian Jones, Re-Sign DB Mike Ford
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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