John Arthur Brown


Age: 51

convicted murderer and former death-row inmate who along with his accomplice Jack Alderman (still on death row) were convicted of accessory with capital murder in the 1974 beating, drowing and choking death of Alderman's wife 23-year-old Barbara Alderman after dumping her body in a creek near her family's home in Chatman County, Georgia in order to collect $10,000 in life insurance money, but who had been paroled since 1987 after serving only 12 years in prison and was recently facing charges of child molestation and illegal possession of firearms.

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

Born: 1948

Died: February 4, 2000

Parish, New York