Austin | Dallas | Houston
breaking news

Jury verdict in Michael Brown assault case: Not guilty

Enlarge
Image
Events_Michael Brown_August 10
Michael Brown Courtesy of Harris County Sheriff's Office

After several hours and a second morning of deliberations, the jury in the trial of Michael Brown has found him not guilty of the charge of assault on a family member.

The verdict was read to the packed courtroom just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning after a week of testimony. Brown, who had remained impassive throughout the trial, responded to the verdict by hugging attorneys Dick DeGuerin and Brian Wice.

Brown's charge dates to August 2010, when he was accused of throwing items (including a humanitarian award) at his wife Rachel and twisting her arm as she tried to leave their Memorial-area home.

While Brown's criminal charges are out of the way, the divorce case between Michael and Rachel Brown is set to be equally explosive and scheduled for later this year.

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Houston news, views + events

The Dining Report

News you can eat

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address

Vote Now
Select CultureMap's 2015 Charity Partner

Part of our mission at CultureMap is to shine a light on all the good work Houston non-profits do to make our city a better place to live. That's why we're bringing back the CultureMap Charity Challenge presented by Yellow Cab.

Help us select our 2015 charity partner by voting once a day, every day, until February 20 at midnight.

CultureMap Houston 2015 Charity Challenge January 2015 Alzheimer's 270 by 202 pixels