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December 4, 2018: Man Pleads, Sentenced for Attempted Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend in La Verne

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Pomona man was sentenced today to eight years in prison after he admitted to trying to kill his former girlfriend this summer in La Verne, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Brandon Browner (dob 8/2/84) pleaded no contest to one felony count of attempted murder and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child in a negotiated plea agreement. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Bruce F. Marrs immediately sentenced him and issued a 10-year protective stay-away order for the victims.

On July 8, Browner broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in La Verne. He was accused of chasing the victim, dragging her and then smothering her in a carpet. Her two children were present when the attack occurred.

Browner, a former NFL cornerback, fled the residence but was later arrested.

Deputy District Attorney Kelsey McKeever-Unger prosecuted case KA118551.

The La Verne Police Department investigated the case.