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      Jury decides on guilty verdict for Justin Simms

      A Florence County jury found Justin Simms, 22, guilty of Murder, Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime in the death of Marcus Weaver, 24, according to 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements.

      Judge Knox McMahon sentenced Simms to 40 years in prison on the charges.

      Weaver was shot to death outside a motel on West Lucas Street in Florence on January 10, 2010.

      Court officials say the jury deliberated until 8 p.m. Thursday and were sent homeand were sent home.

      They returned Friday morning and reached a verdict around 2 p.m.

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      They returned Friday morning and reached a verdict around 2 p.m.