Saturday, February 9, 2008

Man Found Guilty of Killing Grandfather Faces up to 40 Years, No Family Inmunity Granted Here

Washington,USA By Keith L. Alexander Washington Post Staff Writer

A Northeast Washington man was found guilty of second-degree murder yesterday for fatally beating his 89-year-old grandfather, who had tried to kick him out of the house they shared.

After four days of deliberation, a Superior Court jury of 10 women and two men found Martin A. Brown, 48, guilty in the 2006 bludgeoning of his grandfather, Howard Brown. Brown faces up to 40 years in prison.
Other family members and neighbors broke into tears after hearing the verdict. "Justice is served. It came from Pop. He laid on that floor so he could get his own justice. That's the kind of man that he was," said Doreatha Bush, Brown's niece, whom he raised from the time she was 6 weeks old.

Elsie Spivey said her neighbor was often afraid of his grandson and would whisper on the telephone when he called her. "This was elderly abuse, and it's going on in the city," she said. "This city focuses on young people being abused. They should also look after the elderly."


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