Kevin Brown will face life in prison after jurors convicted him of first-degree felony murder in a spring 2010 shooting death at a southeast Wichita apartment.
The verdict was announced in court just after 7 p.m. Monday, after jurors told Sedgwick County District Judge Clark Owens they wanted to continue to deliberate after normal business hours.
After five hours of deliberations, jurors also convicted Brown of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault for entering Bolden's apartment without permission and pointing a gun at a woman in the living room.
Kevin Brown, 24, is the second man convicted in Bolden's killing. His cousin, Quartez Brown, 20, is serving a life sentence after a jury convicted him last spring of participating in the killing.
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The men had told police they became upset when Kevin Brown's girlfriend told him she'd met Bolden earlier in the night and suspected him of participating in a gang rape of her two years earlier. She testified that Bolden made comments leading her to believe he participated in the attack.
Kevin Brown told police he and Quartez Brown took guns to Bolden's apartment in the 1500 block of South Webb Road. They arrived just before noon on April 26, 2010. Kevin Brown's girlfriend and another woman waited in the car.
Five shots were fired inside Bolden's bedroom, where the Browns found him in bed that morning. Four shots hit Bolden in the back as he jumped out of a window. He died in the yard of the apartments.
Jurors began deliberations just after 1:30 p.m. Monday. At 5 p.m., when judges usually send jurors home, they said they didn't want to return for another day of the trial, which began Sept. 26. Owens allowed them to stay and deliberate longer. They announced they'd reached a verdict at 6:50 p.m. It was read in court 15 minutes later.
Owens set sentencing for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9.