Detroit cousins found guilty of murder, kidnapping, torture

Published On: Dec 10 2012 03:11:40 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 10 2012 03:56:41 PM EST

A jury found two men guilty of forcing two women into the trunk of a car outside their Hamtramck home before torturing and murdering them.

Cousins Reginald Brown and Jeremy Brown were found guilty of first-degree murder, torture and unlawful imprisonment. They will be sentenced December 21st. A jury is still deliberating the case against Brandon Cain and Brian Lee. A fifth defendant, 24-year-old Miguel Rodriguez pleaded guilty to second degree murder. He will be sentenced December 14.

The case involves the February deaths of 18-year-old Abreeya Brown and 22-year-old Ashley Conaway. Authorities say Brown and Conaway were forced into a car trunk at gunpoint outside their home in Hamtramck.

Family members say the received a text message from one of the girls saying they were in the trunk and they indicated who was abducting them. 

Their bodies were later discovered in a Detroit park.

Tristin Cash testified he drove some of the men charged to the Kmart at Seven Mile and Telegraph to buy shovels and a gas can.

The shovels were used to bury the two women in a shallow grave in a secluded area on Detroit’s west side.

-Where Brown and Conaway's bodies were found

The gas can used to torch the car used in the kidnapping.