James Brown Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Darnell River’s Death

Judge Robert Morin sentenced 23-year-old James Brown Friday to 18 months in prison for shooting Darnell Rivers after Rivers and another man kidnapped his brother, Tony Brown, for ransom. Brown will only serve 2 of those months because Judge Morin decided to sentence Brown “in aggregate” to twenty months in prison, combining two separate incidents. … Read more →

James Brown Indicted in Darnell Rivers Murder

James Brown was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree premeditated murder while armed, obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, accessory to murder after the fact, and related weapons offenses in connection with the 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Darnell Rivers. Brown pleaded innocent to all charges and remains held pending a status hearing November 22. … Read more →

Probable Cause Found Against James Brown in Slaying of Darnell Rivers

Judge Robert Morin found probable cause Friday that James Brown was involved in the Dec. 2012 slaying of 22-year-old Darnell Rivers. Morin also found probable cause that co-defendant Javon Hale kidnapped Brown’s brother, Tony. And Morin found probable cause that Tony Brown was carrying a pistol outside his home without a license. All three men … Read more →

James Brown Held in Connection with Fatal Shooting of Darnell Rivers

Judge Lori Parker ruled today that there was enough evidence to hold James Brown in connection with the death of 22-year-old Darnell Rivers, in what detectives believe was a kidnapping attempt that turned into a shootout. Brown, 23, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with first-degree murder while armed. According to arrest documents, several witnesses … Read more →

James Brown

  • Arrested: Jan. 31, 2013
  • Age: 25
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Guilty of lesser charges in the Dec. 29, 2012 death of Darnell Rivers.