Man convicted in music producer slaying

August 13, 2009 12:32:44 PM PDT
A man convicted over a 2008 robbery in Garland that claimed the lives of two Christian music record producers could be sent to death row. The penalty phase was scheduled Thursday in Dallas for 20-year-old James Broadnax of Texarkana.

A jury on Wednesday convicted Broadnax of capital murder in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Stephen Swan of Carrollton. The other victim was 28-year-old Matthew Butler, who owned Zion Gate records.

Both victims were gunned down, in a parking lot, after leaving the studio on June 19, 2008.

Broadnax and his cousin, Demariums Cummings, were captured hours later in Swan's car during a stop by Texarkana police.

Broadnax still faces a capital murder charge in Butler's death. Cummings is also charged with both killings but has yet to be tried.

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