Man Found Guilty of Killing Girlfriend, Her Sister

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Thomson man has been found guilty in the deaths of his girlfriend and her sister after a two-day trial.

Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Harold Hinesley sentenced Bryant Williams to life in prison plus 15 years.

Williams had waived his right to a jury trial, preventing the state from seeking the death penalty.

Instead, his trial was before the judge, who found Williams guilty of two counts of malice murder, felony murder, feticide, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, and three counts of statutory aggravating circumstances.

Williams was accused of killing his girlfriend, Linda Mathis, and her sister, Marlow, who was six months pregnant. They were shot to death in 2008.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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