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News Brief: Two Guilty on All Counts in Murder Trial


Feb. 5, 2005 – After hearing testimony from witnesses, reviewing evidence and listening to closing arguments on both sides, the jury in the week-long murder trial of Gregory Williams and Kendall Williams found the defendants guilty on all counts.
The jury began its deliberations about 7 p.m. Friday wrapping up the day at 11 p.m. The jurors returned at 9 a.m. Saturday to continue with deliberations. Their verdict was returned at 3 p.m.
Both men were found guilty of first-degree murder, aiding and abetting first-degree murder, first-degree assault and unauthorized used of a firearm during the commission of murder.
First-degree murder carries a maximum life sentence without the possibility of parole. The maximum sentence for assault is 20 years imprisonment. Unauthorized possession of a firearm during a crime of violence is potential 15 to 20 years and, unauthorized possession of ammunition is a seven year maximum sentence, Earnest Bason, assistant attorney general, said Monday.
The defendants will receive their sentence March 16 in Superior Court.


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