Former Houston Hand Surgeon Found Not Guilty

Jurors deliberated for about three hours yesterday before returning the not guilty verdict this morning for Dr. Michael Brown.

The 54-year-old Brown is the name behind the Brown Hand Centers here in Houston and several other cities.

He had faced felony assault charges over an incident with his wife last year inside their home. The more severe charges were a result of a similar incident with a previous wife in 2002.

Brown's attorney was famed Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin.

Brown no longer practices at the Brown Clinics.

His wife, Rachel Brown, had testified that her husband twisted her arm behind her after an argument over his alleged infidelity.