A jury convicted Hall of Famer Jim Brown of vandalizing his wife's car, but rejected a charge that he made a terrorist threat to kill her by snapping her neck.
The jury of eight men and four women returned their verdict yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles after 10 1/2 hours of deliberation over two days.
Brown, 63, has a history of domestic violence charges, but had never been convicted. Jurors heard testimony during a seven-day trial about his relationship with Monique Brown and a 911 call on the night of June 15 when she reported that her husband had threatened her life and there was a gun in the house. Monique Brown later recanted her allegations, but the city attorney's office decided to prosecute without her cooperation.
Municipal Court Judge Dale Fischer scheduled sentencing for Sept. 23.
At that hearing, Brown faces a maximum sentence of six months in county jail, city attorney spokesman Mike Qualls said.
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