A McLean County jury returned a verdict of reckless homicide Friday against the driver of a semitrailer truck that killed Hudson firefighter Chris Brown.
After a week-long trial, the jury deliberated eight hours on the charges against 29-year-old Mansur Shakirov of Spokane, Wash. He will be jailed until an April 24 sentencing hearing, when he faces a possible term of 14 years.
The trial was attended at some times by more than 40 Brown supporters. Brown, the father of two, was a volunteer with the Hudson department and was a career firefighter for the City of Bloomington.