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Williams' deliberations 'drained' jurors

The process required weighing more than 150 mitigating factors

By Susan Essoyan and Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2014

~~<p>They spent months together witnessing some of the worst in human conduct, hearing horrific descriptions of the beating and torture of a little girl at her own home, in the place she ought to feel safest.</p>
<p>But in the end, four of the 12 jurors in the state's first capital murder case held out for life in prison for Naeem Williams, the 34-year-old former soldier they had found guilty of torturing and killing his daughter through child abuse.</p>
~~

They spent months together witnessing some of the worst in human conduct, hearing horrific descriptions of the beating and torture of a little girl at her own home, in the place she ought to feel safest.

But in the end, four of the 12 jurors in the state's first capital murder case held out for life in prison for Naeem Williams, the 34-year-old former soldier they had found guilty of torturing and killing his daughter through child abuse. Login for more...



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