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True Life Crime Profile: James Willie Brown

James Willie Brown


Brenda Watson was a topless dancer that worked at a nightclub in Atlanta,Georgia. On the night of May 12, 1975 she met James Willie Brown and she went with him to the Mark Inn Lounge bar. Once there they had a few drinks,a steak dinner and danced. Around 11 p.m. they left the bar together.

The next day Brenda Watson's body was found in a wooded area next to a pile of trash. When her body was found she was naked except for a top that had been pushed up over her breasts. She had been suffocated by having her panties pushed so far down her throat that they weren't discovered until the autopsy of her body was carried out. There was also evidence that she had been raped.

James Willie Brown was arrested when a cord found in his car matched the cord that was attached to the ankle of Brenda Watson's body. When police questioned James Willie Brown he denied knowing Brenda Watson. Then when he was confronted with the fact that he had been seen with her the night she died he changed his tune and said that they had gone out for drinks but that after leaving the Mark Inn Lounge they went onto another bar and that was where they parted. However, he changed his story again later on and said that after they left the Mark Inn Lounge, Brenda Watson suggested the two go to a secluded location. According to James Willie Brown, when they got there Brenda told him that if he didn't give her $200 she would claim that he raped her. James Willie Brown responded by binding and gagging her and figured that he mineaswell have sex with her.

At first, James Willie Brown was found to be incompetent to stand trial and was sent to a mental hospital. On 1981 he was found capable to stand trial and went to court where he was convicted and sentenced to death. However, in 1988 that conviction was overturned after questions about James Willie Brown's mental ability. In 1991 a new trial took place where James Willie Brown was once again found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.

On November 4, 2003, James Willie Brown was executed by lethal injection.