Posted: 9:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Man convicted of girlfriend's 2012 murder in North Versailles parking lot


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."

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