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Jurors consider final arguments on death sentence

Deliberations start next week to decide the fate of an ex-soldier who killed his daughter

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 07, 2014

~~<p>The life of Naeem Williams is in the hands of the same 12 U.S. District Court jurors who found him guilty of capital murder for killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia, and also found him eligible for the death penalty.</p>
<p>The jurors heard closing arguments Friday in the sentencing phase of Williams' trial, during which one defense lawyer pleaded for mercy for the former Schofield Barracks soldier while the prosecutor argued for &quot;the ultimate punishment.&quot; The jurors will return to court Thursday to begin their deliberation on whether Williams, 34, will get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life behind bars.</p>
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The life of Naeem Williams is in the hands of the same 12 U.S. District Court jurors who found him guilty of capital murder for killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia, and also found him eligible for the death penalty.

The jurors heard closing arguments Friday in the sentencing phase of Williams' trial, during which one defense lawyer pleaded for mercy for the former Schofield Barracks soldier while the prosecutor argued for "the ultimate punishment." The jurors will return to court Thursday to begin their deliberation on whether Williams, 34, will get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life behind bars. Login for more...



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