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UPDATE: Verdict reached in Hattiesburg capitol murder trial hearing testimony

HATTIESBURG, Miss.-After 90 minutes of deliberation a jury reached a guilty verdict for Daylon Waldrop.

On Wednesday the court in Hattiesburg began hearing testimony in the capitol murder trial involving Daylon Waldrop, 22.

Friday, they decided he was guilty of murder, conspiracy, and kidnapping of 26-year-old Robert Williams Jr. Williams who was shot and killed on Aug. 1, 2013 during what police say was a home invasion.

Waldrop was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On Wednesday the first witness took the stand, according to local media at the trial. Kimberly Nixon, who was Williams’ girlfriend at the time and was with him as he bled to death after being shot.

Derrick Bolton and David Fairley were also arrested with Waldrop and each face capital murder charges.

Bolton has plead guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder. He recieved 35 years and will likely serve 22 of those 35. Fairley also pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge with the same sentence.

Waldrop had a previous capitol murder trial for this crime in March of 2015, however, it ended in a mistrial because the jury could not find him guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

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