Jurors shown trash bin allegedly used to dispose of homicide victim's body

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Jurors in the Joshua Williams murder trial were shown a key piece of evidence Thursday -- a city and county trash bin.

The bin was wheeled into Honolulu Circuit Court covered with paper and sealed with evidence tape. Prosecutors say Williams and his co-defendant, Michael Connolly, beat Jamil Khan with a hammer, sliced his throat, dismembered his body and disposed of it in the trash bin over a drug dispute.

The 24-year-old victim's remains were never recovered.

Defense attorneys say Khan brandished a firearm and that Williams acted in self defense.

The trial continues Friday.

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