Testimony digs deeper into details of kidnapping, killing of 2 Hamtramck women

By Jim Kiertzner, Local 4 News Reporter, jkiertzner@wdiv.com
Published On: Apr 25 2012 05:36:11 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 26 2012 02:09:29 AM EDT

A witness on Wednesday described in court how the murders of two Hamtramck women were planned, all the way down to the shopping list the accused group of men made to cover it all up.

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. -

Trial continues Thursday in the death of two Hamtramck women.

On Wednesday, a witness described in court how the murders of two Hamtramck women were planned, all the way down to the shopping list the accused group of men made to cover it all up.

Authorities say Brown and Conaway were forced in February into a car trunk at gunpoint outside their home in Hamtramck. Their bodies were discovered last month in a Detroit park.

Abreeya and Conaway

Five men stand charged with their deaths.

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

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.

Brown Conaway bodies found

-Where Brown and Conaway's bodies were found

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

Security was tight in the small courtroom. Witnesses have said they fear for their lives being labeled snitches. They are escorted into and out of court with armed security.

Three witnesses testified Wednesday before the hearing was stooped. The prosecutor told the judge eight more witnesses are planned.

The testimony will continue Thursday morning.

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