- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A jury has found Brandy Nicole Williams guilty of capital murder in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford.

Friday’s verdict in Lauderdale County was the result of a retrial for Williams. Her first conviction was overturned by a state appeals court.

Mississippi media outlets report that Williams was sentenced by Judge Richard McKenzie to life in prison without parole.

The 62-year-old Welford was putting spikes at an intersection near the Alabama line to stop a truck in which Williams and Christopher Baxter were fleeing police in July 2010. He was struck and killed by the truck.

Baxter also has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for Welford’s death.

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