Jury convicts Everett man of stomping woman to death in 2019

EVERETT, Wash. — A jury has found a Washington state man guilty of stomping a woman to death after paying her for sex two years ago.

The Daily Herald reported Wednesday that 31-year-old Jamel Alexander was convicted on Tuesday of first-degree murder in the killing of 29-year-old Shawna Brune following a three-week trial.

Prosecutors said Alexander beat and stomped Brune after paying her $100 for sex near a parking lot in Everett in October 2019.

His attorneys argued that the detectives handled the case unfairly because Alexander is Black. Prosecutors argued the evidence simply pointed to Alexander.

Judge George Appel scheduled a sentencing hearing for Friday.