Midgyett Found Guilty

1 decade 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, November 09 2007 Nov 9, 2007 Friday, November 09, 2007 10:06:36 PM CST November 09, 2007 in News

It took jurors six hours to reach the verdict: Guilty of second degree murder and first degree armed robbery.

Assistant prosecuting attorney, Steven Berry, says today's verdict shows Boone County won't put up with violent crime.

"We're pleased the jury found the defendant guilty," says Berry. "It's important to us that cases like this are successfully prosecuted. We've had a number of violent crimes in this community in recent days, and the public knows that the prosecuting attorney's office here takes these cases very seriously." 

This case began last March when police found Carlos Kelly dead in an apartment on Cynthia Drive in West Columbia.

Cops busted Rodney Cunningham and Travis Midgyett after a standoff, and they were later arrested for Kelly's murder.

This March, Midgyett's first trial ended in a mistrial when jurors couldn't reach a verdict.

In May, a jury found Midgyett's accomplice Rodney Cunningham guilty of second degree murder and first degree robbery. He later testified against Midgyett.

Tonight, Midgyett faces ten years to life on each charge. His sentencing is set for December 10th.

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