Judge John D Mosely Jr. found Kelvin Brown guilty of murdering his former partner almost three years ago.
Kelvin Dewayne Brown faces a life sentence in state prison with no possibility of probation or parole. Mr. Brown is expected to face formal sentencing today, November 7th, 2017. Judge Mosely found him guilty of second degree murder on November 2nd, 2017.
According to the Caddo District Attorney’s office, the victim, Alicia West, ended her relationship with Brown before she was murdered on December 6th 2014. Brown reportedly slit the victim’s throat during the attack. The victim perished later a short time later at University Health Shreveport.
Judge Mosely gave several of the reasons he found Brown guilty, including the dying declaration of Alicia West, where it was reported that she stated Kelvin Brown had attacked her with a knife. Other evidence the Judge cited included the DNA evidence that was collected, cell phone records, and the defendant’s unreliable alibi. The Judge also explained how Brown had terrorized the victim for months leading up to the attack.
Many of Alicia West’s family and friends were in attendance, including her mother and father, aunts and uncles, and her best friend. West’s mother reportedly had to leave the courtroom when the Judge began to give the details of Alicia’s murder.
Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Britney A. Green said “The family expressed great relief that this part of the journey has come to a close.” Green was the states prosecutor in the case along with ADA Ron Christopher Stamps.