Parole denied for man convicted in Eden murder

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Bobby Ray Brown

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Parole has been denied for a man convicted of killing an Eden resident more than two decades ago.

Bobby Ray Brown, 70, was found guilty of shooting and killing Wayne Tilley on Sept. 23, 1985 in Rockingham County Superior Court.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that Brown’s parole had been denied.

Authorities said that Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page and Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson assisted the Eden police with the investigation.

Page was a Rockingham County detective at the time and Johnson a special agent with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

Both Page and Johnson have made a point to speak against Brown’s release during past parole hearings and plan to continue doing so in the future, officials said.

Brown was convicted on charges of first degree murder and felonious conspiracy to commit murder and has been serving a life sentence ever since.

He currently serves time at the Orange Correctional Center, a minimum security prison in Hillsborough. His case is expected to be reviewed again for parole on June 22, 2016.