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Earnest Lenell Collins, 18, who was charged with murder, and his 16-year-old brother lived in that home, near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and a search turned up clothing with burn marks, investigators said. The two brothers were arrested Monday in Chicago and await extradition, sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart said. Mr. Collins’ brother, whose name was not released, was held on an unrelated fourth-degree assault warrant.

Prosecutors said robbery appeared to be the motive for the killing.

WISCONSIN

3 officers convicted in racial beating case

MILWAUKEE — Three white former police officers were convicted yesterday of beating a biracial man outside a party and violating his civil rights, but a suspended officer was acquitted in the case.

Federal prosecutors said the four were part of a group of off-duty officers who beat Frank Jude Jr. in October 2004 outside a housewarming party for one of the officers.

The jury, which included one black man, convicted fired officers Jon Bartlett, 35, Daniel Masarik, 27, and Andrew Spengler, 28, of violating Mr. Jude’s civil rights and conspiring to assault him while acting as officers.

Suspended officer Ryan Packard, 27, was acquitted of both charges.

An all-white jury acquitted Bartlett, Masarik and Spengler of most state charges last year. Six months later, federal prosecutors charged those three and Mr. Packard, as well as four others, who pleaded guilty to similar federal charges.

From wire dispatches and staff reports