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Convicted murderer maintains his innocence inside, outside of court in Oklahoma

Judge sentences Darrell Brown, 22, to life in prison for the June 2012 murders of Edward Allen Jr., 30, and Demetra Boyce, 25
by Tim Willert Published: July 25, 2013

A man convicted of two murders continued to maintain his innocence Wednesday after a judge sentenced him to two life prison terms.

A jury last month convicted Darrell Deshonne Brown, 22, of first-degree murder in the June 19, 2012, deaths of Edward Allen Jr., 30, and Demetra Boyce, 25, at a northeast Oklahoma City apartment complex.

Jurors also convicted Brown of pointing a gun at a witness.

“I had nothing to do with this crime at all,” Brown told family members of the victims during his sentencing.

Oklahoma County District Judge Donald L. Deason replied: “That's enough of that.”

Prosecutors relied heavily on the testimony of a self-described crack addict to prove their case. The witness identified Brown as the person who pointed a gun at her and threatened her life if she said anything.

Brown's attorneys argued that prosecutors had no physical evidence linking their client to the killings, except the testimony of a drug addict who could not be trusted.

Outside of court, Brown, over the objections of his attorney, said he was wrongfully convicted with the help of a “crack head.”

“I'm an innocent man. They got the wrong man,” he said. “The judicial system is crazy. No physical evidence. Nothing can link me to this crime.”

Prosecutors alleged Brown, known as “Puff,” and an associate were upset over being sold “ice,” a form of methamphetamine, instead of crack cocaine. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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