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      UPDATED: Albany jury convicts man of murder

      Earlier today, a jury found 56-year-old Monty Simpson guilty of felony murder, malice murder, and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 51-year-old Beverly Williams.

      Simpson was accused of beating Williams to death at the Dollar Inn Motel on North Slappey in March of 2010.

      Williams was Simpson's ex-girlfriend.

      Sentencing was postponed but Simpson faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.

      The fate of accused murderer Monty Simpson is now in the hands of an Albany jury.

      The 56-year-old is on trial for the murder of 51-year-old Beverly Williams at the Dollar Inn Motel on North Slappey in 2010.

      If convicted, Simpson faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.

      Original:

      One high profile trial continues while another ends abruptly.

      Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases in the murder trial of 56-year-old Monty Simpson.

      Simpson is accused of murdering 51-year-old Beverly Williams at the Dollar Inn on North Slappey in 2010.

      Simpson declined to take the stand and his attorneys called only two character witnesses to the stand before resting their case.

      If found guilty, Simpson faces a possible sentence of life in prison without parole.

      In a separate trial, 35-year-old Salvadore Castillo was acquitted of molestation charges.

      He was accused of molesting two children in 2010.

      Castillo was facing a possible sentence of 40 years in prison.

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