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Jurors deciding whether slain girl's dad is eligible for death penalty

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014

~~<p>The U.S. District Court jurors who last month found Naeem J. Williams guilty of capital murder for the child abuse beating death of his 5-year-old daughter began deliberating Thursday on whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier is eligible for the death penalty.</p>
<p>If the jurors find Williams 34, is eligible, they will return to court for the sentencing phase of the trial to decide whether he will be executed. If they find he is ineligible or if they are unable to reach agreement, U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright will sentence Williams to spend the rest of his life behind bars.</p>
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The U.S. District Court jurors who last month found Naeem J. Williams guilty of capital murder for the child abuse beating death of his 5-year-old daughter began deliberating Thursday on whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier is eligible for the death penalty.

If the jurors find Williams 34, is eligible, they will return to court for the sentencing phase of the trial to decide whether he will be executed. If they find he is ineligible or if they are unable to reach agreement, U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright will sentence Williams to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Login for more...



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