PITTSBURGH - A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend a year and a half ago.
Jurors in Allegheny County deliberated for about eight hours over two days before convicting 21-year-old Dorian Williams on Thursday. He faces a mandatory life term without possibility of parole when he is sentenced in April.
Prosecutors said Williams killed 24-year-old Susan Hammond following an August 2012 argument in the parking lot of the North Versailles (Vehr-SAYLES') Castles apartment complex. Her body was found the following morning.
Defense attorney Kirsha Weyandt argued that no physical evidence linked her client to the crime.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says that as Williams was led away by sheriff's deputies, he said quietly to relatives, "I'll be all right. Love you, too."