Man pleads guilty in 2009 killing of local rapper

Man pleads guilty in 2009 killing of local rapper

April 26th, 2013 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

Alonzo Grace

Alonzo Grace

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A 43-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a sentence of 15 years rather than face a second trial in the 2009 slaying of local rapper Robert "Brikk" Brown.

Alonzo Grace's plea was made Wednesday along with his co-defendant, Dexter Talley.

Talley, 32, pleaded guilty to facilitation of especially aggravated robbery and received a four-year sentence.

Both men had faced robbery, murder and assault charges. The additional charges were dismissed with their pleas.

Prosecutors alleged in the May 2012 trial that the pair invaded a home Brown was staying at to rob him of drugs and money. Brown was traveling through the area promoting his new rap record with a California label.

Police did not find drugs in the 3929B Webb Oaks Court apartment where the shooting death took place.

The first trial ended in a hung jury.

For more, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.