Preliminary hearing for 5 men charged in Hamtramck kidnapping, murder cases delayed

Published On: Apr 19 2012 01:15:48 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 19 2012 04:18:36 PM EDT

Brandon Cain, Brian Lee, Miguel Rodriguez, Reginald Brown and Jeremy Brown are charged with first-degree murder, torture and unlawful imprisonment.

DETROIT -

A preliminary hearing for five men charged in connection with the kidnapping and murders of two women in Hamtramck was delayed Thursday.

Brandon Cain, Brian Lee, Miguel Rodriguez, Reginald Brown and Jeremy Brown are charged with first-degree murder, torture and unlawful imprisonment.

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They’re accused of being involved in the deaths of friends and roommates Abreeya Brown and Ashley Conaway.

Abreeya and Conaway

Brown’s father said he exchanged gunfire with men as they kidnapped the girls Feb. 28 from his Hamtramck home.

Their bodies were found March 25 in shallow graves in Detroit.

Brown Conaway bodies found

-Where Brown and Conaway's bodies were found

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the victims were tortured before being shot to death.

Cain and Lee are also charged in a Feb. 8 non-fatal shooting incident involving the two women. They are accused of firing shots at a car the women were riding in.

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