David Brown pled guilty to Second Degree Murder in Washington County Circuit Court, District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced today.
Richardson said, “David Brown was set for trial on this week of court, but instead he pled guilty before Judge Carrol White-Richard on Monday.”
Brown was sentenced for his role in the August 2017 killing of Kenneth Braxton Sr. Braxton who was murdered in Washington County during a robbery. Washington County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded after Mr. Braxton’s son found his father murdered in their home.
Judge White Richard sentenced Brown to the District Attorney’s recommendation of 25 years in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections with 20 of those years to serve for the offense of Second Degree Murder. The remaining five years will be suspended on Post-Release Supervision with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Pursuant to Mississippi state law, defendants sentenced for Second Degree Murder must serve every day of their sentence and are not eligible for early release. This case was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department; the District Attorney’s office appreciates their hard work in helping to remove another violent criminal from the streets of Washington County and the Mississippi Delta.