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Man convicted in 2016 murder of former local basketball star Eddie Brown

Eddie Brown was found shot in 2016 after what police said was a drug deal gone bad. He later died at the hospital.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A jury convicted a man Monday for the murder of a former high school basketball star nearly five years ago.

In Nov. 2016, Eddie Brown, a former standout at Arlington Country Day School, was found shot in the 6700 block of Ramona Boulevard. He later died at the hospital.

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Two months later,  Philieza Lopano and Blair Alexander Terry were both arrested in connection to Brown's murder. Police later learned that a botched drug transaction led to the shooting.

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On Monday, a jury convicted Terry of first-degree murder charge. He is likely to be sentenced to life in prison.

Lopano is expected to appear in court next week. She has pleaded not guilty.

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