Melvin Brown Jr., no stranger to prison, faces life behind bars when a judge sentences him to life in prison in the wake of Tuesday's guilty verdict in the shooting death of Jeremy Markley (shown here in the inset photo) whose body was found slumped in an SUV behind an Edgewater bar following a high speed chase through the streets of New Smyrna Beach.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- In just two hours of deliberations today, a jury found Melvin Brown Jr. guilty of first-degree murder in the shotgun slaying of fellow New Smyrna Beach resident Jeremy Markley on July 19, 2009, following a high speed chase with gunfire spraying the lead vehicle.
The jury's swift action paves the way for presiding Circuit Judge Randall Rowe to "adjudicate" Brown a convict and sentence him at a later date to life behind bars. Markley's life was cut shot by Brown's gunfire on of all nights, his 25th birthday.
Brown, having already been in prison for drug trafficking and now 34, is still a young man.