Jury Calls For The Death Penalty For Fabion Brown

Friday, June 27th 2014, 5:35 pm
By: News 9

A jury calls for the death penalty for Fabion Brown. The jurors decided Brown deserved the death penalty for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife and her unborn baby.

Brown defended himself throughout the trial, but he changed his mind and asked to have an attorney represent him in the punishment phase Monday morning.

The court decided it was too late in the process to make a change.

In the fight for his life, Brown told the jury he respectfully disagrees with the guilty verdict. He gave them several things to consider in making their decision.

Brown asked the jury to spare his life because he served in the military, voluntarily went to Iraq and suffers from PTSD as a result. He also revealed that his stepfather abused him as a child and he spent time in foster care.

Judy Richardson, Jessica McPherson Brown's mother sat through the trial -- and even took the stand asking for justice, "As long as Fabion can not do this to another family I do not care what punishment he receives," Richardson said following the verdict.

"It won't give them [victim's family] closure, it won't bring their loved ones back, but I hope it gives them some sense of justice, " said First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland of Oklahoma County.

The jury unanimously decided death would be the appropriate punishment after an hour and half of deliberations.

"The jury's verdict were among the quickest I've seen in a death penalty case," said Rowland

Before deliberations, prosecutors again presented pictures to the jury— pictures of the bullet wounds to the victim's face and autopsy photos of her unborn baby.