“Troubled Teen Get “15 Years to Life” For Killing Her Cousin”


Troubled teen Tiana Brown (pictured to the right), was convicted of killing her cousin (Shannon Braithwaite pictured inset above), in a jealous rage over the girl’s sneakers. Browne, now 18, was three years younger when she plunged a kitchen knife into Shannon Braithwaite 49 times and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Browne had issues, she was a runaway, a rape victim and the prodigal child of the family, when Shannon’s religious mother felt the Christian thing to do was to invite this troubled, pimpled face teen to stay with them at their Crown Heights home. And just two days later, Browne killed her 16-year-old cousin Shannon in a crime relatives say and believe was motivated by her intense jealousy over her cousin’s sneakers, electronic gadgets and success in school.

Brown was emotionally damaged and mentally scared, when she discovered that her mother was raped by her grandmother’s boyfreind, who was initially her father. Browne’s excuse for killing her cousin, was that; she was suffering “post-traumatic-stress disorder” after being repeatedly raped by a classmate a few years before the slaying.

Marva Braithwaite (Shannon’s mother), delivered a passionate message directly to Browne in a Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday. “You rewarded me by leaving me childless, ripping out my very being,” “When you sit behind bars, you can never say you weren’t loved,” “Shannon loved you. I loved you.”

Although Tiana Brown apologized and said “she was sorry for everything” Judge Wayne Ozzi had no mercy as he opposed Brown’s sentencing “I know you said you’re sorry”, The judge said “but your actions speak louder than words.”

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45 comments on ““Troubled Teen Get “15 Years to Life” For Killing Her Cousin”

    • Cosign, even a dog that has gone thru horrific abuse responds to being loved, taken in and cared for. horrible!

  1. Stabbed her cousin FORTY NINE TIMES?? Not on a Monday morning. I can’t take this. The girl was so pretty.

  2. It’s obvious the girl has/had issues the mother should have considered that b4 inviting her to live in their home. now look, she took her ONLY kid’s life. so fucked up!

    • That’s an ugly lil bitch! They need to beat her ass!!!
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      beating her ass won’t solve a thing nor will it bring the woman’s kid back.

      • beating her ass won’t solve a thing nor will it bring the woman’s kid back.
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        no it wouldn’t got damnit!!! but it would give me some sort of satisfaction tho.

      • The Word of God says: “Overcome evil with good” That mother did her part.
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        Damn that! @Rezzie, by doing good EVIL killed her only child., so WTF?

      • This story has tragedy written all over it from the get go. My heart goes out to the parents of this innocent victim. But it behooves anyone of us, including myself, what may have been in the mind or mindset of this girl when she took her cousin’s life. :(

  3. “her grandmother’s boyfriend fathered her by raping her mother”-the entire family sound fucked up!

    • “her grandmother’s boyfriend fathered her by raping her mother”-the entire family sound fucked up!
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      DYSFUNCTIONAL! and i bet her grandmama still with the man too.

  4. That ugly lil heifer should have received the death penalty for this, the sentence is ridiculous, and I don’t want to hear about how many times she was abused or raped, the victim didn’t do it to her so why take that rage out on her and take her life? Sick lil bitch!

  5. Let me get this sick shit str8, so she killed her cousin over a pair of SNEAKERS? Did she get the sneakers in the end? I mean is she wearin them shits to jail or what? so fuckin unreal this story is.

  6. OMG the deceased girl is very pretty, and the lowlife murderer is uglier than a piece of shit in the bowels of hell!!!! and killing her innocent cousin don’t change that!

  7. everybody is talking about the murderers looks which is not the moral of this story. The moral of the story is, she had issues and now a family is suffering for those issues ontop of a deceion they made by taking her into their home. a little girl is dead and not nan one of these comments on this girl’s looks is going to bring her back.

    • a little girl is dead and not nan one of these comments on this girl’s looks is going to bring her back.
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      you’re right but the fact of the matter is the evil bitch IS STILL UGLY

  8. Morning fam,
    The girl was killed because the cousin envied ‘HER THINGS” how sick is that? Now she’s in jail and she don’t get the things and has ruined her life ontop of it!

  9. This little monster sounds like she was FULL OF RAGE!!!!She wasn’t taught what to do with rage resulting from what happened to her. You have to catch this early on with therapy.

    • @Harlem,
      You’re right, children get angry and suffer rage when they’ve been abused and/or sexually assaulted so young. Where does that anger and rage go? and how does it express itself? how do they make it to go away? As they grow it turns into an inferno. Some of these victims unconciously turn that anger and rage against themselves by making themselves clinicly depressed and others keep moving until their rage unleashes onto others. We know this yet we do nothing about it. All we have to do is make a way for victims to seek and get help early. and that girl’s mother should have been getting this girl the HELP she needed b4 taking her only child’s life.

      • Yeah, she don’t even look like she’s sorry for stabbing her own cousin to death 49-times. :(
        Sad, this was her own flesh & blood, I hope it’s a life sentence she gets, 15yrs is just way too short for this brutal type of murder she obviously has a lot of rage in her hopefully in prison she’ll work it out………

      • First of all @Ya’ll, violence begets violence begets violence… First I would like to point out that at the time this tragedy occured, the girl you all are calling “an ugly sick child” was not 16, 17, 18, this occured a few years back. She was a kid when she did this.

        When children are allowed to grow up as children they flourish. When a child is growing up in dysfunction, that’s what you get, a dysfunctional child. While that does not in any way excuse her actions, there is a thing called EMPATHY!! It’s easy to throw stones when you’re not walking in someone’s shoes. But who and where would you be if you had to. Imagine what it must feel like to know that your birth was the result of a rape. Then you yourself become a victim of rape. Yes, her aunt took her in, but did she get her any help? Or did she do what the majority of “religious” people do? Let’s be real, there’s no going and getting outside help. “Give it to Jesus” is their motto. Pray on it and don’t dwell on it. Yes we should all be angry! Angry for the slain victim but had she been given the opportunity TO GET HELP! This wouldn’t be a discussion.

  10. You really have to feel sorry for this young girl despite what she did to her cousin. It does not make it right but she was a victim from the womb. her mother was raped by her own mother’s boyfreind. They are all 3x victims.

    I pray that she finds God, love and peace in jail. God be with her….

  11. Well I’m angry for the slain girl, a life cut way too damn short.
    And I’m Angry for the “monster”, a life that never had a chance. And probably because no one around her gave a damn to get her the help she needed. And I’m angry because we live in a world where kids are being abused, raped, and killing each other. Angry because we as adults are the ones that influence what our children do and become. Look around people, what kind of example is this. We do it to each other and the kids! Empathy people. Empathy

  12. Be careful who you decide to take in your home people. This child’s history was probably news to Ms. Braithwaite. She thought she would receive appreciation from the child she had taken in, not knowing the storm that was just beneath Brown’s dark heart. Brown had probably lived with several family members before showing up on Braithwaite’s doorstep. Sad story indeed!

  13. WTF! :(
    This girl sure wanted those sneakers. They lived together, hell she could’ve borrowed them. Not for nothing but the lil demon is ugly. you can’t come up in here and miss that.

  14. @angelhair, unfortunately, the grandmother stays with the man that raped Tiana’s mother. The rapist did not even face any form of penalty for his horrendous and despicable acts against a child. Those despicable acts of rape resulted in the conception and birth of accuser. Unfortunately, the rapist is left to continue his assault on other children. This entire story is a tragedy. A tragedy that has claimed the life of an innocent girl who was possessed with so much inner beauty, as well as, physical beauty. Regardless of what may have occurred in the accuser’s life, her actions were of pure evil and should be condemned on all levels. There is no and should not be any excuse for the accuser.

  15. shannon was my friend. one day shes around us laughing and enjoyin life, then i find out shes dead smh. so basically after servin 15 yrs this bitch can get paroled. three yrs later and this is the best they got. she killed her cousin in cold blood with no remorse.

    • shannon was my friend. one day shes around us laughing and enjoyin life, then i find out shes dead smh. so basically after servin 15 yrs this bitch can get paroled. three yrs later and this is the best they got. she killed her cousin in cold blood with no remorse.
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      she has blood on her hands, and the rest of her life will determine this…if it hasn’t already her concsious will eat her alive. Just wait and watch!!! I pray you find you peace and that time heals all wounds.

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