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Man found guilty of murdering, dismembering partner in marijuana-growing operation

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    CTY MURDER - 23 August 2011 - Joshua Williams stood during the first day of his trial at Circuit Court. Williams is accused of killing Jamil Kahn of Mililani in a dispute over their indoor marijuana growing operation, then dismembering and disposing of the body in the trash. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
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Jurors returned a guilty verdict  this afternoon in the trial of the man accused of murdering and dismembering his partner in an indoor marijuana-growing operation.

Joshua Williams, 27, did not take the witness stand before deliberations began on Tuesday. He was convicted of second-degree murder, commercial promotion of marijuana, unauthorized control of a vehicle and arson.

During the trial, jurors viewed a videotaped interview of Williams telling Honolulu police he and another man killed Jamil Khan in April last year in self-defense, dismembered Khan’s body and disposed of it in a curbside trash bin.

Police have not recovered Khan’s body.

The other man, Michael Connolly, 25, is scheduled to stand trial in February.

 

 

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