Jurors in Williams murder trial go home without verdict

Joshua Williams
Joshua Williams

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After their first full day of deliberations, jurors in the Joshua Williams murder trial went home Wednesday afternoon without a verdict. Deliberations are set to resume Thursday morning.

Prosecutors say Williams and his co-defendant, Michael Connolly, beat Jamil Khan, 24, with a hammer, sliced his throat, dismembered his body, and disposed of it in a city and county trash bin over a drug dispute.

Defense attorneys argued that Khan brandished a firearm, so Williams acted in self defense.

The jury received the case late Tuesday afternoon, after each side delivered its closing arguments.

Connolly, who's scheduled to go to trial in February, has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him.

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