published Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Jury goes home for night in Chattanooga rapper murder trial

A jury will continue deliberating Friday morning in the murder trial of two Chattanooga men accused of killing local rapper Robert "Brikk" Brown.

Dexter L.Talley, Jr., 31, and Alonzo "Butch" Grace, 43, face charges of first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and attempted murder in the March 28, 2009 home invasion slaying.

Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern sent the jury home just before 6 p.m. Thursday after they had deliberated the entire day.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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