Second Trial Winds Up in Former Officer Murder - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

08/17/04

Second Trial Winds Up in Former Officer Murder

The trial phase of Leon McKinney's case came to an end today. Both the prosecutor and defense attorneys gave their closing arguments. McKinney's on trial for murder.

Police say McKinney, in jail at the time, and Joseph Williams killed fellow inmate and former police officer William Deal. Deal was in jail for failure to pay child support.

Williams and McKinney were planning to escape and killed Deal so he would not reveal their plans. McKinney faces life in prison. Williams has already been sentenced to death.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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