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Two convicted of murder in 2014 shooting of Fair Oaks man

Two men have been convicted of first-degree murder and robbery in the July 2014 death of a Fair Oaks man at his home.

A jury on Thursday found Matthew Brownwood, 32, and Deonte Upchurch, 26, guilty of slaying 34-year-old Wesley John Camp. The jury also found true the special circumstance that Brownwood committed the murder during commission of the robbery and the allegation that he was a felon in possession of a gun, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On July 20, Upchurch and Brownwood went to Camp’s home in the 7400 block of Tierra Way to obtain marijuana. Camp and the defendants discussed the amount and price. Then the defendants suddenly grabbed marijuana off the kitchen table and ran for the front door.

Camp caught up with Brownwood and, during a brief struggle, Brownwood shot Camp in the chest at point-blank range, authorities said. Upchurch and Brownwood fled, but they were arrested the next morning.

Both men are to be sentenced July 17 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lawrence Brown.

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