Wife of Former Powhatan Mayor Found Dead Pleads Guilty to Theft, Tampering with Evidence

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Deborah Brown, the wife of former Powhatan Point Mayor Marvin Brown who was murdered more than a year ago, has admitted to stealing from her late husband’s business.

Brown appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato Friday, pleading guilty to one count of theft and one count of tampering with evidence. She faces a maximum sentence of 18 months on the theft charge and a maximum of three years for tampering with evidence.

Both charges stem from money that authorities say disappeared from Powhatan Construction, owned by her late husband.

Marvin Brown, 73, was shot and killed on Nov. 18, 2013 in a hunting cabin on his property on Powhatan Hill. 

Related Story: Former Powhatan Point Mayor Found Murdered in Hunting Cabin

No one has been charged in the murder, but authorities say they continue their investigation.

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