MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two men were convicted of a 2018 shooting and robbery of the owner of a South Memphis recording studio, Shelby County Dist. Atti. said General Amy Weirich.
The jury deliberated last week for about two days before convicting Corey Brown and Christopher Bolden, both 31, of particularly aggravated robbery which involves robbery with a deadly weapon and grievous bodily harm, according to a statement.
According to the prosecutor’s office, both have previous robbery convictions and face 15 to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole when sentenced next month.
The shooting and robbery took place on July 2, 2018 at IMOB Swag Heavy Studios in the 700 block of South Dudley where Brown had booked recording time to sing under the name “Goon Corleone”, according to a statement.
When Brown arrived for another recording session, Bolden was with him.
As the 34-year-old owner was setting up the equipment, he was hit with a pistol and shot twice in the leg, records show.
According to reports, the suspects stole money from his pockets and then took a video monitor connected to the studio’s surveillance system.
The couple did not take the DVR box containing the video of their departure which showed them carrying the monitor and an assault rifle wrapped in a shirt. The video was shown to the jury, according to the statement.
Officials said as he walked through the studio to leave, one of the defendants stepped over the injured victim and shot him again in the shoulder. The bullet is still in his body, lodged near his spine.
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