View Full Version : Jury finds (black "cold blooded killer Larry Brown guilty of murder (of White security guard)

11-29-2012, 07:25 AM

Police arrest 16-year-old Larry Donell Brown, for murder of security guard Officer Michael Valentin
10:05 AM, Nov 29, 2012

Private security officer Michael Valentin was killed the day before Thanksgiving while on patrol at the Grande Oaks Apartments in Tampa.

Police have 16-year-old Larry Donell Brown in custody. He is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Michael Valentin.

TAMPA, Florida - Tampa police have arrested the person they said shot and killed a CIS security officer on Thanksgiving Eve.

Police have 16-year-old Larry Donell Brown in custody. He is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Michael Valentin.

Police said Brown is also linked to two ATM robberies that happened this month off Fowler. He is being charged with Attempted Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery (2 counts), Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Brown was the person seen on a bike in surveillance video that Tampa Police released last week. He was considered a person who police wanted to talk to.

Police said they zoned in on Brown 48 hours ago because of an open stolen gun case. He was arrested Tuesday night in that case. Authorities believe attempted robbery was the motive behind Valentin's death. They added the security officer was shot once in the upper body. It happened at the Grande Oaks Apartments off East Hanna Avenue one week ago.

According to authorities, Brown has a "very active" criminal record, which includes 12 felony convictions.

12-08-2015, 09:21 AM

Jury finds Larry Brown guilty of murder

Updated: Dec 07 2015 07:24PM EST

TAMPA (FOX13) - It took the jury four hours to return a guilty verdict in the Larry Brown murder trial.

Prosecutors say in November of 2012, Brown rode his bike over to the apartment complex where Michael Valentin worked as a security guard and shot him dead because he wanted his gun.

But Brown's attorney argued there is no evidence connecting him to Valentin -- no gunpowder residue, no blood evidence and no DNA linking him to the crime.

But the jury clearly believed the prosecution when they called Brown a cold blooded killer.

Brown was found guilty of first degree murder and armed robbery.

His sentencing date has been set for February.

Because Brown was sixteen at the time of the murder, he cannot be sentenced to life in prison, according to a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year.