A Bucks County jury convicted a 34-year-old man on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, for the murder of Christopher M. Wilson in Middletown Township in December of 2020.
Kahlill Saleem Brown, of Philadelphia, gunned down Wilson, a 52-year-old father of nine, while Wilson was waiting to start his shift at Kuusakoski Inc., a recycling facility located at 900 Wheeler Way in Middletown Township. Wilson had been in a relationship with Brown’s mother, Joyce Brown-Rodriguez, who is also charged in the murder.
During the 3-day trial, Deputy District Attorney Alan J. Garabedian presented testimony from witnesses of the shooting, which included Wilson’s co-workers and Brown’s mother. He also presented evidence from Middletown Township Police and Bucks County Detectives that included cellphone data that placed Brown at the scene of the crime.
After about three hours of deliberations, the jury found Brown guilty of first-degree murder, criminal conspiracy to commit murder, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of an instrument of crime, false swearing, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. Additionally, Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley found Brown guilty of persons not to possess a firearm.
Following the conviction, Finley deferred sentencing for 60 days.