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Murderer sentenced to life w/o parole

A 25-year-old Albany man is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison-- without possibility of parole.

Carlos Mitchell plead guilty the savage 2009 murder of his 58-year-old neighbor, Johnnie Williams. Her death started the Stop the Violence campaign in Albany.

Mitchell plead to the murder this afternoon in a Dougherty County courtroom, saying he wanted to take responsibility for his crime, and save his and the victim's family the pain of a trial.

Prosecutors say Mitchell brutally stabbed 58-year-old Johnnie Williams to death inside the kitchen of her home on Whiting Drive. He was found inside the home by Williams' son.

William's murder sparked the community based Stop the Violence movement, and family members hope Mitchell's sentence will send a strong message.

 

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