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Roanoke man pleads guilty to killing 64-year-old grandmother

Dontae Brown assaulted his grandmother in 2018

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke man admitted to killing his grandmother in 2018.

In court Friday morning, Dontae Brown pleaded guilty to murdering 64-year-old Charlotte Brewster in September of last year.

Authorities say Brewster had taken out a protective order against her grandson, but he was with her when police found her badly beaten in her home.  She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Under a plea deal, a judge gave Brown a life sentence, which will be suspended after he serves 25 years.


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