desktop...

Light Snow
28°FLight SnowFull Forecast

Man gets life for beating death

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) – A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the brutal beating death of his elderly aunt.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office says 56-year-old David Brown of Maywood was sentenced late Wednesday.

Authorities say Brown assaulted Franklin, beating her in the head with a ceramic coffee mug. They say Brown then robbed her of jewelry and her car. He was later arrested when he crashed the car into a tree.

Franklin died of cranial cerebral injuries several weeks after the attack.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

How would you rate President Obama's State of the Union address?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor