LAKELAND, Fla. ( - Kyle Williams, who is accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer was found guilty of murder Thursday afternoon.

Kyle Williams claims he was not at the Lakeland park December 2011 when Officer Arnulfo Crispin was shot to death. Teenagers who claim they were with him that night testified during the trial that Williams killed the officer, one stating he saw it take place.

The jury deliberated more than eight hours Wednesday without reaching a verdict, returning a guilty verdict Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

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