Men convicted in deaths of 2 Hamtramck women

Published On: Dec 11 2012 04:03:30 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 04:04:00 AM EST

Two juries have convicted four men of murder in the gunpoint abduction of two Detroit-area 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 Dec. 21. Lee faces up to life for second-degree murder.

Co-defendant Miguel Rodriguez awaits sentencing Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Hamtramck residents Abreeya Brown and Ashley Conaway were abducted and killed in February. The Brown cousins are unrelated to Abreeya Brown.

Authorities say the women may have been targeted for telling police about an earlier shooting.


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