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Williams murder trial scheduled Monday

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County prosecutors are ready to try a second suspect in the murder of a Lee County teenager after a guilty verdict against another defendant.

30-year old Lorenzo Williams is scheduled to go on trial Monday for murder, concealing a death, and theft by taking.

Thursday Kasaem Toomer was sentenced to life in prison for murdering 19-year old Justin Cox.

Toomer admitted he hit Cox in October 2007 at the Turner Boat Landing.

Prosecutors say Williams helped throw Cox's body into the River and ditch his car at the Civic Center.

An autopsy showed Cox may not have been dead when he was thrown in the river... so Williams is also charged with murder.

Dougherty D.A. Greg Edwards said "Yes, the remaining issues of this case are still pending and we are scheduled to go to trial next Monday."

Williams will be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of murder.

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