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UPDATE: Kason King found guilty of murder

UPDATE: 05/08/18 4:18 p.m.

The verdict is in.

The jury has found Kason King guilty in the murder of 23-year-old Jarrad Smith. He was also found guilty for unlawful imprisonment, guilty domestic violence and guilty burglary 1st degree. 

UPDATE: 05/08/2018

News 3 has a reporter in the courtroom waiting to learn if there will be a verdict in the Kason King Trial.

Jury deliberations are underway in the Kason King trial in Chambers County.

King is accused of shooting 32-year-old Jarrad Smith in 2013. During the trial, jurors heard from Paige Adamson. She's the ex-girlfriend of King who authorities say was in the shower with Smith at the time he was shot. During testimony, jurors heard about an alleged argument between Smith and King. Smith was killed  

Stay with New's 3 for the latest as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: 05/01/2018

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom for Kason King's murder trial in the Chambers County courthouse.

Tuesday morning, prosecutors called their first witness, Paige Adamson to the stand, she's perhaps the most important witness in the case, as the only eyewitness to the murder.

Adamson is the ex-girlfriend of the accused murder, Kason King and was in the shower with the 32-year-old victim, Jarrad Smith when she testified she heard a loud explosion and saw Smith fall as he was shot.

She testified moments after the shooting, she saw King had a shotgun, when he forced her into a vehicle and threaded to kill her, before she was able to escape when he got out of the car.

Under Cross, King's defense attorneys tried to undermine her credibility in front of the jury, by highlighting her meth use at the time of the murder and how she lied under oath during the preliminary hearing when she denied her drug use.

The case has been slow to come to trial, as Smith's Family has wanted nearly 5 years for his alleged killer to face a judge and jury.

Testimony is set to continue Wednesday, at this hour we do not know if Kason King will take the stand in his own defense.


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