Verdict is In
|Updated: 1/18/2008 9:57 pm
||Published: 1/17/2008 10:10 am
The jury deliberated for six hours on Thursday night and Friday morning before reaching the verdict.
After the verdict was read members of Kenneth Osburn's family wept openly in the courtroom. One called out to Osburn as he was led out of the courtroom.
"Kenny, you didn't do it, I know you didn't do it," his mother Ruth Osburn said.
Family members of Casey Crowder embraced each other and law enforcement both in and outside the Ashley County courthouse shortly.
Marty and Melinda Crowder, Casey's parents, walked out to lunch together after the guility verdict, sharing their sense of relief.
"He can never do this again," Melinda Crowder said. "He'll never be able to hurt anyone ever again."
"That's right," replied her husband.
The sentencing phase of the trial started Friday afternoon.