Murder Brown
American murder victim
Murder Brown
Nixzmary Brown was a seven-year-old abused child and murder victim from the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn section of New York City, New York. Her death impacted the city's Administration for Children's Services and prompted reforms in the system.
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Man charged with murder in 2011 slayings of 4 women found in car trunks in Detroit
Fox News - about 4 years
A man who authorities say killed four women in December 2011, locked their bodies in car trunks and abandoned them in Detroit has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced Monday. James Brown, 24, of Sterling Heights in suburban Detroit, faces four counts of murder and other charges in the deaths, the Macomb County prosecutor's office said in a statement. He was due in court Monday morning in Sterling Heights for an arraignment on four counts of first-degree murder. A message was left seeking comment from Brown's defense lawyer, Jeffrey Cojocar. The bodies of 24-year-old Demesha Hunt and 23-year-old Renisha Landers were found Dec. 19 in a car trunk in Detroit. The bodies of Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary were found Christmas Day in the trunk of a burning car. Three of the women had placed adult dating service ads on Backpage.com. "The parents and relatives of these women have suffered so greatly," said Macomb Prosecutor Eric Smith. "We will work to bring closure ...
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Suspect in deaths to be tried as juvenile - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Google News - over 5 years
Had he been tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder, Brown would have faced life in prison without possibility of parole. Acker said he expects a hearing in juvenile court soon. The hearing will be closed to the public
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Shizz murder suspect: 'It's still robbery if you rob a drug dealer' - WAVE
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to murder, Brown is facing two charges of wanton endangerment in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence. The 28-year-old was also facing a possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charge, but that was dropped
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Convicted killer escapes from prison - Hattiesburg American
Google News - over 5 years
Authorities are searching for Brown, who is serving a life sentence from Harrison County for capital murder. Brown was last seen wearing MDOC black and white striped pants and white shirt with MDOC Convict printed on the back. Prison officials have not
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Stubblefield to serve life in prison - Daily Ardmoreite
Google News - over 5 years
A month later, Brown, 28, escaped a possible death penalty by entering a blind guilty plea (no plea bargain) to Knight's murder. Brown was sentenced to life without parole. Stubblefield refused to enter a plea in the case, but at the last minute did
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Court Appearances Delayed in Cases Against McCabe Murder Suspects - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Shelley is charged with second degree murder, Brown is charged with manslaughter and Ferreira is charged with perjury and impeding an investigation. However, if a Middlesex County Grand Jury hands down indictments in the case, as expected,
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Jury clears BA pilot Robert Brown of wife's murder ? but judge jails him for ... - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
After almost 15 hours of deliberation, the jury cleared the Scot of murder. Brown nodded his thanks to the foreman as the verdicts were read out before a brief smile passed his lips. There were gasps of horror from Joanna's shocked friends and family
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Cold case suspect guilty of threatening - Eagle Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The three suspects were teenagers at the time of the murder. Brown was arraigned in Lowell District Court on a manslaughter charge, but later released on personal recognizance. McCabe's death was considered a cold case until earlier this year when
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WECT TV6 - WECT.com - Wilmington, NC news and weather - Counselor at Chadbourn ... - WECT-TV6
Google News - almost 6 years
According to the sheriff's office, Michael Brown was charged with second degree murder. Brown was a counselor at Chadbourn Elementary School in addition to owning Five Points, a Christian counseling center. He has been on leave at Chadbourn Elementary
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Police Arrest Man For The Murder Of An Orrville Mother - North Central Ohio
Google News - almost 6 years
Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence and collected evidence which connected Brown to the murder. Brown was listed as Hout's "long-time father figure," in her obituary. The mother of three children, Hout was found murdered inside her
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Cat-statue killer jailed for 13 years - Stuff.co.nz
Google News - almost 6 years
After the murder, Brown bundled the body into the back of his mother's car and pushed it into a steep gully near Upper Hutt. He told his mother a gang member had beaten up Mr Skudder and left the house with him. Police received information in late 2006
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Sherman Brown, Man Beaten in Bernal Heights, Dies; Homicide No. 21 - SF Weekly (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Police had arrested Anthony Pacrem on suspicion of aggravated assault, but prosecutors told reporters that they have now upgraded those charges to murder. Brown's death makes it homicide No. 21 for San Francisco this year
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Teen Gets Long Prison Term For Retired Firefighter's Street Murder - WTAE Pittsburgh
Google News - almost 6 years
Thomas was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. Brown is awaiting trial on homicide and other charges in August. Brown, who is now 18, and Thomas blamed each other for the shooting. Prosecutors say both are legally responsible
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Family, friends honor slain real-estate agent, await justice - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - almost 6 years
And this is the last vigil we'll have up here,” Brown said, referring to the scene of her mother's murder. Brown said she thought it was appropriate to celebrate Martin's birthday at the house because it was the last place she was alive
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1993 slaying of Lativia Johnson finally heading to court where one suspect ... - MLive.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Earlier in the week his co-defendant Robert “Bobby” Brown testified against Gaines as part of an agreement with the prosecution that allowed him to plead guilty to second-degree murder. Brown said Gaines did the shooting on Dec
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    CHILDHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 7
    According to the article, the inmate reading from a May 15, 2006 journal entry said that Santiago had said "that her husband was a good man and the child was evil".
    More Details Hide Details The inmate said that Santiago referred to Brown as 'diablo'. It was further noted in the article that the sexual charges against Rodriguez had been dropped before the trial and that the M.E. had indicated that there were no signs of sexual abuse. On March 11, Schwartz had concluded the defense portion of the case. It is possible that Rodriguez's fate could be decided with closing arguments on Wednesday, March 12. As the trial was nearing its end, the closing arguments were given. Prosecutor Ama Dwimoh displayed again the photos showing a tortured Brown. Dwimoh made these statements: "He's nothing short of a murderer"; "Now he's having you believe, 'it ain't me; it's my wife.' Hmmm!" and then she argued "There is nothing that 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown could ever do to deserve that." Dwimoh had declared that even in death, Brown herself "remains the most eloquent piece of evidence in this case". She described how Brown's "body speaks volumes about the life she was forced to live." Dwimoh did this while projecting the images of Brown's corpse onto three large screens. Dwimoh further said that "Each mark, bruise, laceration, contusion, abrasion, ligature mark, tells the story of systematic abuse and torture that she suffered at the hands of this defendant"
    In March 2006, a City Panel was created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in response to Brown's death, advocated multiple changes.
    More Details Hide Details Other changes were recommended as well, some of which included better communication with school officials regarding absenteeism, a 24-hour hotline, instant-response teams and new training for police personnel regarding sensitivity to abused children. However, the key changes included: Under the changes, the police for the first time will assign a full-time supervisor, a lieutenant, to child welfare headquarters to be a liaison between the two agencies. Caseworkers will be required to seek entry orders when denied access to the home of a child suspected to be at risk of neglect or abuse. And school officials will have more license to alert the authorities when a student has too many unexplained absences. Nixzmary Brown's funeral was held at St. Mary's Church on Manhattan's Lower East Side. According to a Newsday report, there was considerable anger during the burial of Nixzmary Brown, with two sides of Brown's family present. Rodriguez's sister, Iris, showed up unexpectedly and her appearance prompted shouts by others to leave, and at least one comment of "not being welcome."
    The jury was shown a video depicting the family shopping on Monday, January 9, 2006 while Brown was left home.
    More Details Hide Details The shopping occurred at a Target store in Downtown Brooklyn, the Atlantic Center Mall. The specific toy items being purchased were Power Ranger action figures, Hot Wheels cars, Play-Doh, Bratz dolls, etc. Nowhere is Brown seen in the video, and the defense lawyer said the video didn't prove anything. Rodriguez's defense claimed that he was never read his Miranda rights, and that his constitutional rights were violated. The discussion then turned to the actual arrest of Rodriguez. On February 4, the jurors watched a video statement showing Rodriguez talking about the abuse he inflicted on Brown. As had happened previously, jurors showed strong emotions as they listened to his explanations. Prosecutors believe the video to be "the most damning evidence". Prosecutor Ama Dwimoh said "He calmly and coldly talks about how he would beat Nixzmary Brown". Rodriguez's lawyer, Schwartz, attacked the video by cross-examining Det. Steven Sneider, who was presenting the video evidence. At one point, Schwartz called for a mistrial but his motion was denied. Schwartz then stated to the jury that Rodriguez was taking responsibility for wounds inflicted by Brown's mother, Nixzaliz. There was discussion of a "jailhouse witness" which the New York Daily News took credit in first reporting.
  • 2005
    Age 6
    She revealed from the report that, in November, 2005, Rodriguez had choked and thrown her to the floor and, within hours, Santiago had miscarried.
    More Details Hide Details There was discussion as to whether the report was admissible in court. Schwartz contended that the report proved Santiago a liar, while Weinmam wanted the report kept confidential. It was explained that this was an obsession, the reason Santiago kept the fetal remains in a jar. Schwartz had said of Santiago that "she believed Nixzmary caused the miscarriage and I know that based on what my client has said to me and to the police from day one." Schwartz also maintains that it was Santiago who delivered the death blow to Brown. On February 27, the lawyer for Nixzaliz Santiago, Robert Abrams, removed himself from the case citing "communication difficulties". Santiago believed, according to the article, that a psychiatric evaluation given to defense would harm her case. The judge in the murder case apologized to jurors about the delays in the trial. It was reported that the trial never started before 10:30 a.m. and rarely went past 5 p.m. Jurors were sent home five times without hearing any testimony and were getting long lunch breaks and a half-day every Friday. It was also reported by Schwartz that witnesses were "hostile" and "stalled their appearances".
    A specialist for the ACS, Vanessa Rhoden, had reported that on December 1, 2005, she had witnessed early signs of abuse in Brown but was rebuffed by Rodriguez.
    More Details Hide Details Rodriguez had told Rhoden that he had taken Brown to the hospital, and then used foul language to address her and end the conversation. This revelation took defense lawyer Schwartz off-guard during the Tuesday, February 19 trial portion because he had called Rhoden to the stand to show the court and the jury that there was no cause for alarm at that time. It was after this meeting that it was reported that ACS tried further visits to Brown's family's apartment but was refused each time. Rhoden testified in court on Tuesday, February 19 that Rodriguez cursed her when she made inquiries concerning "lacerations, bruises and welts" on the girl. She further testified that Brown's mother attempted to show her a fetus kept in a jar in the family's apartment. Rhoden indicated that she was disturbed by this revelation and so recommended mental health counseling for Brown's mother. It was further indicated that Rhoden did not believe Brown was in an unsafe environment and so she didn't make any motion to have Brown or the other children removed from the family.
    The second complaint was made on December 1, 2005 when Brown showed up at school with a black eye.
    More Details Hide Details Another story in January 2006 brought more details of the ACS involvement. Blame was eventually assigned to the ACS by the news media and six Children's Services employees were disciplined. There were also stories that investigators were "swamped" with cases and the Bloomberg administration noted that the ACS was responding by hiring 525 more workers.
    On May 16 of 2005, a guidance counselor who had filed two abuse reports contacted the state child abuse hotline about Brown's bruises and also made note that Brown had been absent from school for 46 days.
    More Details Hide Details Later, an ACS caseworker visited Brown's home, but the caseworker couldn't verify the abuse charge and accepted Brown's mother's word that Brown would return to her school.
  • 1998
    Born
    Born on July 18, 1998.
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