James Browning, Jr.


Age: 83

lead prosecutor in the 1976 case that sent newspaper heiress Patty Hearst to prison in what was then one of the most sensational trials in U.S. history who won the case against the daughter of newspaper magnate Randolph A. Hearst who was 19-years-old when she was kidnapped in 1974 by a radical group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army, then joined their cause after her participation in a group bank robbery raised questions about whether she was forced into crime or was a willing accomplice, but who had helped to secure her conviction against noted defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey.

Cause of Death: After a fall

Born: December 8, 1932

Died: January 12, 2016

Oro Valley, Arizona