Pair convicted in Hamtramck shooting which preceded deadly kidnapping of women

Shooting at women preceded women's kidnapping, murder


DETROIT – Two men facing kidnapping and murder charges in Hamtramck were convicted Thursday of shooting at two women who were later killed.

Brian Lee and Brandon Cain were charged in a February incident in Hamtramck, where shots were fired at 18-year-old Abreeya Brown and her friend, 22-year-old Ashley Conaway.

On Thursday, Lee and Cain were both convicted of assault with intent to commit murder.

Three weeks after that shooting incident, Abreeya Brown and Ashley Conaway were abducted. Their bodies were found several weeks later in shallow graves in a park on Detroit's far west side.

Before they were murdered, the women sent text messages saying Cain was one of the people who kidnapped them.

Cain and Lee are facing kidnapping and murder charges in that case, along with Reginald Brown, Jeremy Brown and Miguel Rodriguerz.

Reginald Brown and Jeremy Brown are cousins.  They are not related to victim Abreeya Brown.