Homicide

Federal jury convicts Williamsburg man in 2009 Newport News murder

Federal jury convicts Williamsburg man in 2009 Newport News murder

NEWPORT NEWS — A federal jury convicted a Williamsburg man along with two other men Tuesday in the 2009 murder of a Newport News man.

Mark X. Wallace, 36, of Williamsburg, Joseph J.C. Benson, 36 of Boston, Massachusetts and Bryan L. Brown, 36, of Newport News were convicted of murder in U.S. District Court following the home invasion and attempted drug robbery of Louis E. Joseph, Jr. of Newport News on March 13, 2009, according to a U.S. District Court news release.

The three men face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Brown’s sentencing is scheduled for July 19, Benson’s for July 24 and Wallace’s for Aug. 6.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial,...

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