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Guilty – Murder in the 2nd Degree

As reported in the Times-Dispatch Willie T. Seaward III this afternoon pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, halting his two-day trial in Richmond Circuit Court. Seaward will be sentenced Jan 20. He faces 8 to up to 43 years in prison.

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A scuffle, then a shot…

The Michael K Brown murder trial has started.  Here’s coverage from yesterday’s Times Dispatch. A spilled drink and a shove apparently sparked an argument inside a Richmond nightclub, leading to the fatal shooting of a man who had been celebrating his 20th birthday, a prosecutor told a jury in court today. A trial began today […]

Michael Brown Suspect Charged with Murder

via the RTD: Willie T. Seaward III, 22, was indicted last week by a multijurisdictional grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony. Seaward is being held without bond in the Richmond City Jail.

RPD: Father’s Death – Media Coverage Helped Crack Case

media coverage about the death of the elderBrown prompted an increased amount of tips from people about what they may have seen on the night of the shooting. "It was rewarding to bring some sense of closure to this family," Edwards said. "When Mr. Brown passed, we started getting people to call in with more information. That was a turning point for us."

Arrests Made in Michael K Brown Murder

via the RPD: After an intensive investigation, Richmond Police detectives have arrested three men for the murder of a young man on his birthday this past March. Michael K. Brown Jr., 20, of Glen Allen, had been hanging out with friends inside a downtown nightclub on March 13 when there was an altercation inside the […]

Like Son, Like Father – R.I.P. Michael Brown Sr.

Style Weekly reports Michael K. Brown Sr, whose son was shot last March near Club Aurora after a fight inside the club, died last Saturday after falling into a diabetic coma.  I met Mr. Brown at a news conference at Police Headquarters.  He seemed devastated but otherwise healthy.  People just don’t drop dead of diabetes.  It is […]

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Style Profiles “The Good Son”

Nonetheless, his friends did gather in his honor, but not for a reason any of them wanted: Less than an hour into his March 13 birthday, his 20th, Brown was shot to death after leaving a downtown nightclub.

Who Shot Michael Brown?

A grieving father and the Richmond Police want to know.  Last month Michael K. Brown Jr.  was shot on his birthday after leaving Club Aurora.  Police believe it was the result of a fight that occurred in the club.

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Michael K. Brown Jr.

Surrounded by friends and family, Michael Brown Sr. spoke tearfully of his son at a news conference this morning describing him as friendly, family oriented and NOT a part of the club crowd.  Speaking to his son by phone the night of the murder he urged his son to beware of the predators that frequent […]

4th Street Homicide

Another one minute police response, but somewhat meaningless for the victim and the neighborhood. This is the 2nd serious incident in as many weeks. Should clubs be held responsible for the actions of their patrons? Does the social and public costs of their doing business out weigh their contribution to the city's economy?