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Lafayette jury finds Joshua Willis guilty for 2016 murder

LAFAYETTE, La (KLFY)– A Lafayette jury has reached a call within the Joshua Willis murder trial. Willis was the second suspect on trial for 2016 murder of Ashley Metz and Brouklynn Hill.

The final day within the Joshua Willis murder trial ended with a district court docket jury discovering Willis guilty for the first-degree murder of Ashley Metz and the second-degree murder of Brouklynn Hill. The choice got here after a morning of closing arguments the place prosecutors went over proof and testimonies in opposition to Willis whereas the protection cautioned jurors to fastidiously evaluate every little thing offered that might assist why Willis shouldn’t be convicted.

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After hours of deliberating, the jury discovered Willis guilty on all costs. Willis will serve life in jail with out parole. Additional costs Willis confronted have been armed theft, aggravated arson, and second-degree kidnapping.

News 10 spoke with Carla Dean, the mom of Ashley Metz, who mentioned that is the perfect information she may have obtained.

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“This makes me feel so good,” Dean mentioned. “I’ve waited eight long years, and when I heard guilty on both charges that was the best Mother’s Day present I could ever have.”

Again, Willis is simply one of many suspects on trial as the opposite suspect, Joseph Sylvester is serving 50 years as a plea settlement for testifying in opposition to Willis.

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