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Habitual Felon's Murder Conviction Upheld:  A unanimous panel of California's 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of habitual felon Steven Brown yesterday.  Bay City News reports that Brown was convicted of the October 2013 stabbing murder of his children's maternal grandmother, 53-year-old Kellye Taylor. Taylor, a school teacher who had custody of Brown's three children, was watching her students during recess at a Long Beach park when Brown attacked her with a knife.  The murder was observed by other teachers and Brown was caught 1/4 mile from the park with the victims blood on his clothes.  At trial he claimed that he attacked her in self defense after she reached into her purse for a possible weapon.  Brown who had spent time in prison for residential burglary and robbery, received an 86-years-to-life sentence for the murder.

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