Man Convicted of Killing Four Women from Escort Site

Ed White, MSN, March 3, 2014

Loud cheers and sobs broke the calm of the courtroom Friday as a Detroit-area man was convicted of killing four women in his basement and stuffing their bodies in car trunks after he met them through online escort ads.

Police said James Brown killed the women in pairs, just days apart, at his Sterling Heights home in December 2011 while his mother was upstairs. The bodies were left miles away in a Detroit neighborhood. Two were burned beyond recognition when a car was set on fire.

Brown, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder, arson and disinterment of a body after a three-week trial in Macomb County court. He faces life in prison with no chance for parole when he returns on April 15.

“I wish they had the electrocutin’ chair. I want a life for a life. He needs to die,” said Chikita Madison, the mother of one victim and the aunt of another.

Denise Higgins, the mother of another victim, said: “Why God has put us through this, I don’t understand.”

The jury deliberated less than four hours over two days after Thursday’s closing arguments. {snip}


The women who were killed were Renisha Landers, Demesha Hunt, Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary, all in their 20s. They met Brown through, which carries personal ads for people looking for sex.


Authorities found Brown’s DNA under the nails of two victims and tiny drops of blood from another were on a pillow and a door in his basement. He made incriminating statements about getting rid of the bodies, although he denied any role in their deaths.

Doctors who performed autopsies believe the women were asphyxiated by Brown, who is 6 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 340 pounds, but they couldn’t declare an exact cause of death. Defense attorney Jeff Cojocar repeatedly made that point to the jury.

Cojocar said he respected the jury’s decision but still believed he had raised reasonable doubt about Brown’s guilt.

“What’s a little weird is he lived for 23 years and had no trouble of any kind. He’s going to go crazy for seven days and kill four women? It doesn’t make sense to me,” Cojocar said.



James Brown


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  • MekongDelta69

    I wish they had the electrocutin’ chair.

    Now, THAT’S elocution at its finest.

    Notice the last names of the ‘mothers’ (aka baby mommas) doesn’t match a single last name of the deceased women…

    • Shockingly good elocution!

    • Who Me?

      Notice the last names of the ‘mothers’ (aka baby mommas) don’t match a single last name of the deceased women (aka ‘wimmens’)…
      Well, a cos, dat’s because they bees black…

      Even if they were White, their last names could easily have been different from their mothers. Being in their 20’s the victims could have been married, thus changing their last names. Of course they might have been less likely to have been victims of this particular predator if they were White (since he went after hookers). But last names of grown, marriageable-age women doesn’t signify very much.

    • Edruezzi

      At least she didn’t call it the electromacutin’ chair.

  • libertarian1234

    “What’s a little weird is he lived for 23 years and had no trouble of any kind. He’s going to go crazy for seven days and kill four women? It doesn’t make sense to me,” Cojocar said.”

    A lot of things don’t make sense to you, Cojocar. That’s why you got the offer to be one of Obama’s advisers.

    • 1stworlder

      no trouble of any kind that we know about. Of course he could be one of those long rap sheet angels, with a suppressed juvie record.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Ted Bundy, Ted Kennedy now this. I guess this is what happens when woman are whores,

    • 1stworlder

      What you say spans decades, while there are dozens of hoes in every ghetto. I went to go visit a liberal relative in Baltimore one day and said the black guy on the corner looks up to no good. He said it was a male prostitute.

    • Katherine McChesney

      So, you’re blaming the women? They’re complicit but hardly guilty on their own.
      This is what happens when dangerous men have no respect for women.

      • The problem is that these women went into “work” they knew was illegal. When one does illegal things, one often meets other people who do illegal things.

        The only way to win is not to play the game.

        • Whitetrashgang

          See that’s how you win, its unfair but what isn’t ?

        • sirhotalot

          That’s a logical fallacy, everybody does illegal things on a daily basis without realizing it.

        • So you’re saying that if it is declared illegal to promote or engage in “racist” activity, you’ll just slither away and forget about any notion of doing something as a form of survival? I bet you would still secretly comment on places like this, wouldn’t you?

        • jackryanvb

          People who think any country can enforce complete legal bans on prostition are similar to Americans who thought the US Government could enforce complete legal bans on consuming beer.
          another reason we should never have given the vote to women.

      • Shawn_thefemale

        Of course no one should blame the women – but much of the time these females show no resemblance in looks OR especially behavior to warrant the ‘respecting women’ clause. Often they’re more savage than the men, and these certainly played a responsible role in their fate.

      • Who Me?

        There have always been dangerous men who had no respect for women. The difference is in the past they were kept in check by the relatives of the women or the townspeople who would have stretched their necks on the spot if they had even thought of harming the women, whores or no. Basically because decent people knew if a man would harm a woman, even a whore, he was liable to harm a “good” woman next time.

        • Exactly. The sort of “man” who would beat up a woman is best typified by Lawrence Singleton. He raped 15 year-old Mary Vincent and chopped off her hands before leaving her to die in the Mojave Desert. Much later, in Florida, he stabbed a prostitute to death. He died in state prison there on death row. Poor Mary traveled there to testify.

          Some – let’s pretend and call them “men” – just enjoy hurting women. My ex-father used to beat the (moderated) out of my mother, and he was a university physics professor. I don’t have it in me. My mother says he had “artist’s hands”, while she says mine look like they belong on a serial-killer. I’ve been married almost eight years. and Sayaka and I have had exactly one minor quarrel. This ended when I stopped arguing, covered my face with my hands and started crying. It feels morally hideous to me to have any conflict with women close to me. I can’t do it.

          My big hands are for opening stuck jar lids and my shoulders and upper arms are for moving furniture. I can lift my end of an upright piano with my left hand. My mother likes walking at night, but only does that with me because I’m built – as someone once wrote here – like a drill-instructor.

          • Who Me?

            My mother’s second husband used to beat the bejeezus out of my mother while we kids hid in the closet in fear. He died when I was 8. I told my husband before we got married that if he ever raised a hand to me I would be gone so fast his head would spin, and he’d never see me or any children we might have again. He is the kindest, gentlest men you could ever meet when it comes to women and children, and we are still together 2 children and almost 40 years (next June) later.

          • Whenever my ex-father started beating up my mother, our dog ran to my sister’s room and cried.

            I finally beat him almost to death when I was 14. My mother divorced him a year later after I did it again. She warned him about hurting us.

            When I was little, he kicked me when I was down and crying, telling me to get up and fight. I tried.

            When Richard Jahnke blew up his ex-father with a shotgun, my sister just looked at me.

    • sirhotalot

      This is incredibly rare for prostitutes to be killed.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Not really I live outside of Winnipeg and there was a taskforce because 50-60 native woman (read hookers) went missing in a 5- 10 year time span. Also that guy in BC fed about the same or more to the pigs at his farm.

  • Robert Kelley

    One more reason for brothel prostitution to be legalized. Street prostitution and Craigslist sex are dangerous both to girls and johns. Only parasitical pimps benefit from keeping brothel prostitution illegal.

    • Cid Campeador

      Actually what we need is for more pimps to turn up dead. When I “have” to drive along Pacific Ave. in AC I see these ugly Black pimps (redundancy intended) herding teenage White girls down the street. It all I can do to contain my urge to run the car up on the pavement and squash the bastards and claim that I was having a seizure and lost control of the car.

  • Four worthless black hookers off the streets and one black murderer in prison for the rest of its life. Not bad. I’m with the black lady who wants to see some electrocutin’ done since the murderous creature is going to cost the taxpayers millions of dollars before it dies.

    • Cid Campeador

      Even hookers don’t deserve to be murdered. There were three bodies of young White prostitutes found in the marshes outside AC. The case was never solved.

  • bubo

    Being six foot ten and black yet evidently not skilled enough to make it to the NBA and have all the white women he could fathom obviously led this young man down a dark road.

    • Edruezzi

      Maybe he liked hockey but ice was rayciss.

  • Spartacus

    I hope they were all non-White .

    • Diana Moon Glampers

      The women who were killed were Renisha Landers, Demesha Hunt, Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary,

      Um, yeah.

      • Spartacus

        You sure about Natasha Curtis ? That sounds like a normal name .

        • Viv J

          I’ve never met a white Natasha. The name is quite popular among blacks over here, which is probably why it’s fallen out of favor among whites.

          • The only gals named “Natasha” I ever met were whites from Eastern Europe.

          • Viv J

            Yeah, not many Eastern Europeans in my neck of the woods. I’ve met a few Natashas in books though. I do hope the victim in the above story was not some poor immigrant girl.

          • IstvanIN

            In NJ a Natasha is always a black girl.

          • Cid Campeador

            It’s really a nickname. The Afroettes don’t know that.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Natalie Wood’s birth name was Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. She and Wagner named their daughter Natasha.
            About Curtis, I went to grammar and high school with a Curtis. She was a blonde, blue eyed Northern Euro girl.

          • Cid Campeador

            Natalie was one of those women who got more beautiful as she aged. They never really figured out what killed her.

          • Diana Moon Glampers

            I thought it was Cristopher walken pushing her off a boat.

          • Katherine McChesney

            She was drunk and fell out of the small boat she had unhitched from the “Splendour”. Walken and Wagner were inside and never heard her cries for help.

          • Diana Moon Glampers

            My book of names says it is from Russia and Hungary. Like so many other lovely names, it has been co-opted by blacks in the US, and is pretty much theirs now. Unfortunate. I like their weird pseudo-African constructions. Their ridiculous names are much like the pigmentation, serving as a warning of danger. Much like poisonous plants an animals are often brightly colored.

          • N’DeNatasha, anyone?

          • Diana Moon Glampers

            Points taken off for lack of a Q.

        • GeneticsareDestiny

          Curtis is a black last name. I’ve never met anyone with it who wasn’t black.

          • Romulus

            99% of ALL black surnames are European, including CURTIS.
            The name is old French/germanic meaning courteous.

  • John Smith

    I’ll beat a dead horse here…again

    Simply regarding the coverage, let’s do the “what if” test…

    What if this had been a white man who committed these atrocities (regardless of the race of the victims)?

    Think the anti-white media creatures would have given it more coverage?

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    Never thought I’d agree with someone named Chikita, but I think the electrocutin’ chair would be pretty useful in Detroit too.

    • IstvanIN

      Unfortunately they have pulled down the copper wires and can’t plug the chair in.

      • Max

        Not a problem; China has mobile execution vehicles which JE will remind us is due to their superior intelligence and low crime rate.

        Come to think of it, blacks have mobile execution vehicles too, in nearly every neighborhood.

    • Alexandra1973


      “I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m here to say….”

      But I agree with her too.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Hope they have a Green Mile walk to “old sparky” in mind for this animal.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Chikita, Renisha, Demesha, Natasha, & Vernithea. Really?? What chance did they have?

  • Simonetta


    Say it loud….I’m black and I’m proud!

    James Brown

  • Bobbala

    Didn’t I see him shooting pool in The Color of Money …

  • Cid Campeador

    Another humanoid for the taxpayers of Michigan to support.
    .223 Round costs .65 Cents.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      I have made this suggestion before.
      Put his butt in jail just long enough to get him cleaned off and cleaned out and then harvest his carcass for as many transplant parts as possible. What is left over gets incinerated with the other medical waste. It will save a boatload of money save the lives of other people.

      • Cid Campeador

        If Doctor Mengele ver heah he vould be fery proud off you.
        Seriously I agree with you 100%. Why must we continue to support these fiends.? (Rhetorical question).

    • My swinging a sledgehammer would cost the state 64 cents. I’ll underbid.

      • Cid Campeador

        LOL! You win. With the price of ammo these days, I try to avoid bidding wars.
        There is still no .38 Spcl., .357 Mag readily available.


        Underbidding won’t guarantee you a contract these days. Cause the state sees nothing wrong with spending $15.99 per swing. Just as long as the arm swinging that hammer is connected to a black body. Consider your 64 cent bid affirmerized. < Not actually a word, but you get the idea. )

        • I know I’ll have to to do it for free someday, for meals and some booze.


            Doing it for free means there’s one less black man doing it for $15.99. What are you some kind of job stealing racist or something. And as far as doing it for food or alcohol. You should be ashamed of yourself. There are plenty of black people who could eat that food and drink that booze. Shame shame shame on you Mr. Scott. < Says the White wealth thieving government of the future. Which unfortunately, we really are headed for. )

          • I am a racist. I am Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Cherokee and Tuscarora. My wife is Japanese. Our daughter looks so much like me that Sayaka and I joke about wondering who her mother was. Our fox is registered as a “dog”. I wish to live in peace with my family. I have not worked in my old field since July 2000. The Ba/SrTiO3 capacitor in your mobile phone was partly my work.

            I think Western Civilization is in peril. I also believe that only we can rescue it. I don’t even want any of the credit.

  • MBlanc46

    A Negro going crazy? What’s unusual about that?

  • Lord Sandwich

    Add James Brown to the list of Black serial killers that blacks insist do not exist. We had the king daddy here in Cleveland, Anthony Sowell, 11 victims.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Thank you, Lord Sandwich. You took the words out of my mouth.
      Hopefully, the website that tracks on black serial killer stats will add it to their collection. Blacks believe resolutely that there are no serial killers among them. Facts, logic, numbers be damned.

      • MBlanc46

        Blacks entertain any number of false, sometimes downright preposterous, beliefs.

  • dd121

    I don’t recall Obama sharing his insights on this case.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Do not hold your breath, dd121. If he says anything, it will be “if I had more daughters” or “the police acted stupidly.”
      After all, they are his and Eric my people™ Holdup’s special pets.

  • Max

    “‘It doesn’t make sense to me.’ Cojocar said”

    Here, I’ll explain it so that even an attorney can understand: “Black mentality”.

    • cranky_1970

      Better explanation: there were other victims. He just wasn’t caught until now.

  • Max

    Das fo sho damm strate an punchayshuns heps to.

    – Quantay’vious.

    • Who Me?

      Dat be D’QuanTay’vious, and doan’ yew be fergettin’ it!

  • Max

    “Natasha is killed, moose and squirrel get blame”.

    • Boris didn’t love Natasha; that much was clear.

      • danallison

        But they did have this in common: They loved Fearless Leader.

  • Carlo Latini

    Tony Curtis: Birth name was Bernard Schwartz.

    • Romulus

      As we all know, at the turn of the last century ,during the great wave, many foreigners changed their surnames to sound MORE American. Michael Douglas is another example. His real is mentkeweitz (sp?)

      • My wife’s maiden name is Nakano, but Scott is my real surname.

      • John

        Let me say it for you; an incredible number of Jollywood Hews have changed their surnames to sound more “western”. It’s easier to pimp a movie when the star has a familiar sounding name that most can pronounce. For example; “Spartacus” starring Kirk Douglas has a lot more appeal than starring Issur Danielovitch, his birth name (parents Russian Jew immigrants).

        • Romulus

          Forgive my ignorance, LOL!
          I could’ve sworn it was the one I mentioned.
          I try to keep my comments on them high brow, sometimes I succeed, sometimes…….not so much.
          May I use your very clever moniker?

  • Brian

    Chikita, Renisha, Demesha, Natasha, and Vernithea. 1/5 is a name– probably by accident.

  • gregCall

    I know I should take this report seriously, but whenever I read names like the mother/aunt “Chikita” and the victims “Renisha, Demesha, Natasha, and Vernithea”, I just crack up inside. Only one of those is a real name and it obviously didn’t fit the person who had it at all, I guess her momma just wasn’t feeling very creative the day she was born or maybe was a big fan of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

  • Texan1st

    Detroit, huh? If the victims names were Linda, Mary, Sandra, and Sue this guy would’ve walked out of the courtroom to cheers and high fives.

  • Ograf

    Of course none of this would have happened if the man had not been the subject of years of discrimination and racism against his culture. His mama said “he was a good boy” and he didn’t do nuffins wrong ever. So once again it is the treatment of these poor people that is to blame, hence the white people are to blame. So raycisss.

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    Honestly I have figured out that my personal tipping point is around 3%.

  • paul marchand

    What a waste of talent. He is 6’10”. Could have been an LSU recruit.
    (sorry for the morbid sarcasm)

  • haroldcrews

    Unfortunately this instance of another black serial killer will not stop the myth that serial killers are white.

  • Diana Moon Glampers

    While I totally agree about the effects of prostitution on those involved, it exists in every society and is called the oldest profession for a reason. So the question becomes: is it less detrimental to the participants and/or society in the places it has been legalized?

    • I thought the oldest profession was farming.

      • Diana Moon Glampers

        Guess it would actually be hunting, though prostitution might be the oldest currency.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Adam groomed the Garden of Eden.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Quick facts says White alone in 2012, 84.5%
    black alone, percent in 2012, 9.9%
    Anything approaching 10 percent is a death knell.

  • jackryanvb

    Some backpage “escorts” state “no blacks”, please pass on this news story to them .

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    I thought he was great in The Crying Game…

    • Cid Campeador

      He doesn’t have that “Lazy eye” that Forest Whittaker does.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading



    • Cid Campeador

      At some time during the height of the CIvil Rights movement, they all decided to make up names that sound African.
      No one took the time to explain to them to explain to them the Natasha is a Russian pet name for Natalia.
      Vernithea sounds like a fungus infection. Renisha and Demesha are just silly.
      These four girls were actually rather attractive. Perhaps if they had been given more appropriate names by real, caring parents there lives might have been different and they might have followed a better path. Very Sad.
      Send that bastard to the firing wall. I realize that the wood chipper is out of the question.

      • The whole thing about real, caring parents would require that their parents be white or Asian. Those girls would thus have never been black in the first place.

  • Magician

    lethal injection? Like John Allen Muhammad

    Sex workers deserve to live and be happy just like anyone else in this world.

  • Who Me?

    I often wonder why feminists aren’t big on legalizing prostitution. With them insisting that it is a God-given right for a woman do any damn thing she wants to with her own body, renting it out for 1/2 hour at a time should be one of their talking points.

  • jackryanvb

    nah. outlaw feminism, women going to law school (why do we need to send American women to some school to teach them to argue, most know how to argue just fine on their own?) and promote safe, prositution.
    White American women over the age of 16 should be pleasing some White man in some healthy, safe way. They should be getting married to healthy White men at an early age, dating a White guy and putting out or engaging in safe sex prositution with healthy White men and Asian men. It’s a high paying profession and one that leads to healthy racial views. These highly paid White prositutes can give donations to race realist sites like Amren.
    If any White person in America trys to work against White women having sex with healthy White men – they are wrong, bad people.
    Birds do it, bees do it White men and women need to do it.
    Hey American White women – put out or get out.
    Try to mouth off your feminist, spinster nonsense in Saudi Arabia or Haiti.

    • My old high school girlfriend went to law school. She’s an EPA lawyer out in Washington D.C. She was also a liberal Democrat. I’ve been married to another lady for the last seven years, but yes, I still love her. I wouldn’t leave my wife for her.

      The way I see it, if Diane and I had been married, we’d still have a daughter – if Diane wanted any kids at all – who would look like me. She would probably have lighter hair and European eyefolds. Her middle name would still be Elizabeth.

      Sayaka is far-right Japanese, from a famous Imperial navy family. Diane’s father was a university professor like my own. Sayaka’s brother was a career officer in the JMSDF (navy). Diane’s brother was a professional “student”.

      I am sometimes sorry that things didn’t work out between and Diane and me, but since this allowed me to meet Sayaka, I’m glad of it, even though I still sometimes miss her.

  • Edruezzi

    The family business.

  • Edruezzi

    Sorcery. And they want to bomb Western countries for underdeveloping them.

  • Edruezzi

    Sounds worse than what Gary Ridgway’s victims suffered.

  • Cid Campeador

    HE needs to be fed through a wood chipper at slow speed feet first, so that he can “think it over”.

    • MBlanc46

      I think you need the feed to push the rest of it through, as in “Fargo”.

  • Cid Campeador

    For sure. This theory that all serial killers are White is another PC myth.
    I think that a majority of Blacks are genetically programed for psychoses due to inbreeding. They seem to be related in some indeterminate way to every other inhabitant of their particular “hood”.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Pardon me but I am ANYTHING BUT a feminist. You’re attacking me because you have a bad attitude about women in general. Of course, there ARE women who are whores but, men could reject their advances if they were real men. But, you cannot blame women solely for these crimes.

  • They kill each other over wheel rims and “afawete” shoes here instead cause “dey gots ta be haben dat”.

  • His mother was probably drunk or stoned.

  • ionpwevoenpwenio

    He lived for 23 years without any trouble of any kind? But remember Trayvon, who at age 17 hadn’t had a chance to start committing crimes, or even develop to strength to run 120 yards in four minutes, or the ability to decide whether or not to sucker punch a creepy-a– cracker. In short, the prime gangbanging years for these thugs are from when they start at 18, and when they become convicted serial killers at 25.

    • jonny

      he din do nuffin