BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Baton Rouge man of second-degree murder in the September 2013 killing of a man who was beaten and stabbed 22 times.

The Advocate reports that 31-year-old Jeremy Daniel Brown faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison following his conviction Friday.

Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before convicting Brown in the death of 31-year-old Shaun Hartley.

A prosecutor said both Hartley's blood and Brown's DNA were found on a wooden board that Brown allegedly used to beat Hartley inside an abandoned Baton Rouge duplex.

A witness testified that Brown had angrily accused Hartley of stealing his gun before heading into the duplex with a board in his hand.

State District Judge Chip Moore is scheduled to sentence Brown on June 27.


Information from: The Advocate,


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