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Jury finds Williams guilty of Port Royal slaying

PORT ROYAL, SC (WTOC) - A jury has found Kenneth Williams guilty on all charges for the murder of 81-year-old Jack Koch at the victim's home on 16th Street in Port Royal, S.C.  

Williams was charged with strong arm robbery, murder and first-degree burglary.

Port Royal police said Williams and another man, Timothy Skinner, beat, robbed and killed Koch in September of 2007.

Police said Williams knew Koch and occasionally did yard work for him. In fact, they say he had just raked his yard just days before the slaying.

On Wednesday, the jury deliberated for five hours. On Thursday, they started deliberating at 9:30 a.m. They had a question for the judge. One juror was concerned about reasonable doubt and sentencing. The judge briefed the jury on the law and then they took a break for lunch.

WTOC has a crew in the courtroom and will have more information as it becomes available.


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