Wednesday, January 11, 2017




Grand jury hands up murder indictment in Speights death


GOSHEN – The Orange County grand jury has indicted Jauntae Brown, the 20-year-old Spring Valley man, in the killing of Silver Lake firefighter Justin Speights on New Year’s morning of 2016.

Speights, also 20, was stabbed to death with a knife when he tried to break up a fight outside a house party.

The indictment charges Brown with murder, manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon.

It took law enforcement almost a year to track down and put together leads that led to Brown’s arrest.

Two other men were also arrested for allegedly tampering with physical evidence in the case.

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