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Va. man convicted of killing security guard

Monday - 12/3/2012, 3:21am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A jury is recommending a 38-year prison sentence for a Roanoke man convicted of killing a security guard.

The Roanoke Circuit Court jury found 29-year-old Gene Anthony Brown guilty of first-degree murder and a weapons charge.

The Roanoke Times ( http://bit.ly/Xaxj3S) reports that jurors issued their verdict Friday night after more than nine hours of deliberations. A sentencing hearing hasn't been scheduled.

Prosecutors say Brown fatally shot 46-year-old Steve Orange because of a feud between the two men.

Orange's body was found in his security vehicle at the Afton Garden Apartments on July 13, 2011.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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