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Michael Brown indicted on first-degree murder, 6 other felonies

Grand jury handed down the indictments against Brown on Monday

Michael Brown appears in court for preliminary hearing
Michael Brown appears in court for preliminary hearing

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – On Monday, a grand jury took the next step before the ex-Marine accused of killing mother’s boyfriend in November goes to trial.

The Franklin County grand jury handed down seven indictments against Michael Brown:

  1. First-degree murder of Rodney Wilfred Brown
  2. Use of a firearm while committing murder
  3. Breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, except assault and battery or tresspass, while armed with a deadly weapon
  4. Larceny of a firearm belonging to Rodney Brown
  5. Use of a firearm while committing burglary
  6. Stealing Rodney Brown’s credit card
  7. Breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny, while armed with a deadly weapon

Brown had a preliminary hearing on June 24 after leading authorities on a multi-day manhunt after he reportedly killed Rodney Brown.


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