MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A metro man convicted of plotting to kill his pregnant wife and unborn child is sentenced to death.
On Monday an Oklahoma County judge imposed the death penalty for 26-year-old Fabion Brown.
In late June a jury convicted Brown of orchestrating the murder.
Brown, who served as his own attorney, repeatedly claimed he didn’t get a fair trial.
“Mr. Brown you’ll be sentenced to death and put to death until death is pronounced by a licensed physician,” said Judge Ray Elliott.
Judge Elliott ordered the death penalty despite the convicted killer’s claim that several witnesses lied during trial.
“The prosecutor knew his witnesses were not being truthful and that could’ve affected the jury’s verdict,” said Fabion Brown. “The prosecution is supposed to present truthful testimony.”
In 2012 police found Jessica Brown and her unborn child shot to death inside their Midwest City home.
Broderic Glover admitted to being the triggerman, but prosecutors claim Fabion orchestrated the killing.
After learning his fate, Brown again claimed he did not get a fair trial.
“The state knew their witnesses were lying and they used them to convict me,” said Brown. “There’s nothing fair about that.”
“What Fabion Brown doesn’t like is the evidence was overwhelming and the verdict was swift and just,” said assistant district attorney Scott Rowland. “For him to assert he didn’t get a fair trial is absurd on its face.”
“You acted like a gentleman at trial and for what it’s worth I appreciate that,” Judge Elliott told Brown.
While the judge offered a few kind words for Brown, who represented himself at trial, prosecutors offered no such praise.
“Fabion Brown has one person to blame and that’s Fabion Brown,” said Rowland.
Prosecutors simply hope the sentence provides some justice to the victim’s family.
“Sentencing a defendant to death doesn’t bring back their loved one,” said Rowland. “What it will do is give them finality under the law.”
Brown is now appealing both the verdict and sentence.
The accused triggerman in the case pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence.
Two others also pleaded guilty and are currently behind bars.
The case marks the first time since late 2008 that the death penalty has been ordered in Oklahoma County.