Accountant found guilty in death of David Locey
CENTREVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A jury has returned a verdict in the murder case against a Portage accountant accused of killing his boss.
Late Monday morning, a jury found Andy Brown guilty of second degree murder in the death of 70-year-old David Locey.
Monday marked the third day of deliberations for the jury, as most of the day Thursday, and all day Friday was not enough to come to a verdict in the contentious case.
The defense attempted to poke holes in the case, saying that Brown had no motive to kill Locey, as he had his own business to fall back on, even if he was near being fired, and brought up a bloody footprint found at the scene that did not match Brown's shoes.
They also added that the murder weapon has never been found.
However, the prosecution brought up gun residue found on Brown's clothing, and claimed that he got desperate when it appeared he was near being fired for embezzlement.
On Friday, Judge Paul Stutesman advised the jury to show care when considering evidence and how they could make a decision based on the evidence they had.
Brown was also found guilty of felony firearm possession.
A sentencing date is forthcoming.
He could face up to life in prison.