ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A Montgomery County love triangle turned deadly back in 2014. Late Friday, two lovers were convicted of second degree murder.
A jury found 70-year-old Larlane Brown and 50-year-old Hussain Ali Zadeh guilty of killing Brown’s 73-year-old husband, Cecil Brown.
Cecil’s children said the Browns were together for 50 years. They told DCW50, Cecil was a father to 8 and had 23 grandchildren.
“We love him, and we miss him,” expressed the victim’s daughter, Belinda Brown.
Investigators said originally, back in 2014, Larlane claimed she came home and found her husband beaten to death in the backyard of their Takoma Park home. However, prosecutors said evidence later proved she did more than just found him, she helped plan the murder and was with her lover, Zadeh, when he killed her husband.
“This was a case that was put together with a combination of cell phone records, hotel records, financial transactions. Mrs. Brown was buying many many gifts for her lover who joined her in this enterprise,” explained Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy.
Detectives said cell phone towers placed Zadeh at the crime scene, and multiple Google searches were found on Larlane’s phone like, “where to buy a taser”, “tasteless odorless deadly poison”, and “deadly food”.
Takoma Park Police said explicit text message conversations between the two defendants proved their intimate relationship and proved they were together at the time and place Cecil Brown was murdered.
Brown and Zadeh are facing thirty years in prison. They are scheduled to be sentenced in July.