Strangler-Murder Trial Convenes in Pontiac, Michigan

November 10, 1999

Willie Arthur Brown went on trial Monday charged with First-Degree murder in the May 1999 murder of Harold McCormick. Judge Steven Andrews is presiding.

McCormick had been found dead in his Royal Oak Township apartment. Brown, 43, had once before been convicted of killing a gay man in 1979 and had been released on parole.

Both the 1979 victim, Kalvin Edwards, and McCormick were African American gay men who had been strangled to death in a similar way.

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