An Oklahoma man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her unborn baby has formally been sentenced to death.
In June, 2014, Fabion Brown was found guilty on two counts of first degree murder and one count of conspiracy for the 2012 murders of his wife, Jessica Brown, and her unborn child.
An Oklahoma County jury sentenced Brown to death. The jury decided on the death penalty due to two aggravating circumstances: Brown knowingly created a great risk of death to more than one person and Brown hired someone to commit the murders for money.
Brown defended himself throughout the trial, but he changed his mind and asked to have an attorney represent him in the punishment phase. The court decided it was too late in the process to make a change.
On Monday, August 11, Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliot formally sentenced Brown to death on two counts of first-degree murder. Judge Elliot also sentenced him to 10 years and ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine on the charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
Judge Elliott told Brown that he will be put to death on October 31, 2014.