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Double murder suspect found guilty after two week bench trial in Bloomington

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MCLEAN COUNTY (HOI) - A man has been found guilty of murder in a 2018 shooting outside an apartment in Bloomington. Now 29, Hammet Brown was found guilty of the murders of 18-year-old Steven Alexander and 20-year-old Taneshiea Brown.

Judge Casey Costigan presided over the bench trial and delivered the verdict Monday afternoon.

Court documents show the June 10, 2018 shooting came after an argument outside the Orchard Road apartment building. Witnesses testified that Hammet Brown was the shooter. He was identified by his alias "Law." Those documents showed police found 8 shell casings at the scene.

Brown was also charged with attempted murder after two others were shot in the leg.

He could face life in prison.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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