Man found guilty of 2nd-degree murder in shooting death of El Dorado Hills woman

[DARRELL SMITH, Sacramento Bee]

Kenyatta Mahkia Brown was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of Joslynn Sovenski, 18, at a party in a Carmichael apartment.

The emotionally charged verdict sent Brown’s godmother Dina Deese shrieking from the courtroom. “Oh my God!” she shouted again and again before sprinting for the seclusion of a restroom, where her screams still could be heard from behind closed doors.

Jurors worked through the day Monday before rendering their verdict before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Curtis Fiorini late in the afternoon. Brown and brother Keyon both faced charges connected to the deadly shooting – Kenyatta accused of second-degree murder; Keyon as an accessory, alleged to have lied to authorities to help his brother...