Guilty ver­dict in ‘09 death

Sen­tenc­ing set for Mon­day

The Covington News - - Local - AM­BER PITTMAN Staff Re­porter

Roland L. Wil­son was found guilty in the 2009 mur­der of 21-year-old Wil­liam Okafor, who died as a re­sult of in­juries sus­tained from be­ing struck in the head with a brick fol­low­ing an ar­gu­ment out­side his home.

Wil­son re­port­edly went to Okafor’s home, along with three other men, knocked on his door and lured the vic­tim out­side. Okafor’s par­ents heard ar­gu­ing on the side of the house and a rel­a­tive of the vic­tim re­ported that they wit­nessed Wil­son strik­ing Okafor in the head with a brick.

He was trans­ported to the hospi­tal where he died from his in­juries Aug. 1, 2009. The other three are still be­ing sought by in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Wil­son was found guilty around 6 p.m. of felony mur­der and ag­gra­vated bat­tery. His sen­tenc­ing is ten­ta­tively sched­uled for Mon­day af­ter­noon


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