After pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of a 69-year-old pastor, Camille Iman Browne was sentenced Wednesday morning in Raleigh County Circuit Court to serve 30 years in prison.
Browne, 22, faced between 10 and 40 years for the bludgeoning death of Ronald Lee Browning — the defense argued for the minimum allowable and the prosecution argued for the maximum.
“If you don’t know who’s at the door, don’t answer it, because the pretty little 19-year-old girl might turn out to be a cold-blooded killer.” — Kristen Keller
Judge John A. Hutchison said he had to consider many factors in deciding an appropriate penalty, including the severity of the crime, the need to protect the public and the defendant’s remorse.
“I have to recognize what you did was horrible, but I also have to recognize you have some positives in your life,” Hutchison told Browne.
Before the sentence was delivered, defense attorney Jesse Forbes called Browne’s case “one of the most bizarre” he’s ever seen.
Browne had no criminal history prior to