CINCINNATI -- Debra Brown, the alleged accomplice of Alton Coleman in a wave of robberies and killings in the Midwest last summer, Friday was found guilty of aggravated murder in the death of a 15-year-old Cincinnati girl.
Brown, who also faces a life sentence for the murder of Marlene Walter last July, could be sentenced to death for her conviction in the death of Tonnie Storey, 15.
Coleman already has been sentenced to die in the electric chair for the beating death of Walters, a suburban Norwood housewife.
After the seven-man, five-woman Hamilton County jury returned the verdict against Brown, a separate two-man, 10-woman jury continued deliberations in the case against Alton Coleman, also charged in the killing of Storey.
The girl's decomposed body was found on the first floor of a vacant apartment building in Cincinnati last July 19.
During Coleman's trial, Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Daniel Reif said the defendant scrawled, 'I hate Niggers. Death' on a wall near Storey's body.
Reiff also said the murder was planned.
'It is prior calculation to take Storey into a building, undress her, tie her up with ligatures and then choke the life out of her,' Reif said.
Proecutors say Coleman, 29, and Brown, 22, both of Waukegan, Ill., killed Storey during a wave of robberies and Beatings across the Midwest.