A former Virginia woman who pleaded not guilty to killing her former boyfriend’s parents and a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for their deaths was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
Caitlin A. Brown, 26, was sentenced by a jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, to three and a half years in state prison for first-degree murder, two years for attempted murder and one year for tampering with evidence.
She will be eligible for parole in 2020.
Brown, who had no prior criminal record, was charged with killing David Brown, 56, and his wife, Tanya Brown, 61, on Jan. 28, 2017, at a home in Fairfax.
She was also charged with tampering with a witness in the case.
Her mother, Tiana Brown, said in a statement that her daughter has always cared deeply for her family and friends, and that she was proud of her accomplishments.
“Caitlyn has always been a good person and we are blessed to have had the opportunity to spend so many years together,” she said.
“We have missed each other terribly.
We have always been there for each other, and we will always be there for one another.”
Tanya Brown was found dead at the couple’s home.
David Brown’s parents, Mark Brown and Kathleen Brown, were found dead in their apartment in Fairfax, Virginia.
They were found bound with duct tape and had gunshot wounds to their heads.
Brown was previously arrested in 2016 on charges of domestic battery and stalking after allegedly making threatening phone calls to David Brown’s former wife.
The couple’s daughters said they never had any contact with her.
Her father said he and Tanya were not involved in the murder but that he thought she killed them because she was jealous of his relationship with his ex-wife.
Brown’s lawyer said he was not involved.
He said she did not commit the murders.