Man is found guilty of wanton murder

A Perry County jury takes less than an hour to find a man guilty of wanton murder.

Lester Keith Hurt was arrested in October, 2010 and charged with killing Julius Williams.

Williams died when hurt's pickup ran over him on an abandoned strip mine near Vicco.

Hurt was also found guilty of three counts of wanton endangerment and two misdemeanors.

A judge will sentence him November third.

The jury recommended a life sentence on the wanton murder charge.

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