As you probably have heard, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of 1st degree murder in the case of State v. Williford in Raleigh. Williford has now been convicted of the rape and murder of Kathy Taft.
His father testified today, begging the juries not to kill his son, saying ""I've loved Jason unconditionally," Williford's father, Keith Williford said. "I'll never quit loving him." He told jurors how remorseful Jason was over his alcohol-fueled acts and told them of how he was now leading Bible studies in jail, trying to make someone useful of his destroyed life.
The defense is asking the jury to spare Jason of death and sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.