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    GA - William Whitsett, 21, found murdered, Savannah, 23 Dec 2014

    3rd person charged after NC man found buried at construction site

    http://www.wbtw.com/story/27945022/3...struction-site

    Bates has a specialist rank, is a military policeman at Fort Stewart and was arrested last Monday, the Army Times reported. Kevin Da Palmer, age 23, and 20-year-old Genevieve Meeks, a graduate of a Savannah all-girls Catholic high school, were charged on Jan 17. by homicide detectives.
    "Wil grew up in the mountains above Marion, loving nature, people, and a challenge. He was an accomplished artist by the age of 15, carving beautiful sculptures out of wood that were exhibited throughout the area," his obituary said.
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    http://www.wncn.com/story/27887947/c...-near-savannah

    Whitsett was found by AT&T workers as they were burying cable at the site near the intersection of Highway 204 and King George Boulevard in the Georgetown section of Savannah.

    It's unclear how Da Palmer and Meeks knew Whitsett.
    Wil's FB: https://www.facebook.com/william.whitsett.7

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    So strange. I wonder how the four of them knew each other...or if they even did know the victim. I don't know if comments were disabled under the article or not but I would love to hear some chatter on what people think might have happened.

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    Comments on Facebook MSM articles are interesting, but not very illuminating so far:

    https://www.facebook.com/wtocdonloga...71168839575399

    https://www.facebook.com/wtoc11/posts/10153057581307363

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    http://savannahnow.com/news/2015-02-...ear-georgetown

    Three people were indicted Wednesday on murder and related charges in the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found near Georgetown in December. Army Spc. Bradley Bates, 22, along with Kevin Da Palmer, 23, and Genevieve Elizabeth Meeks, 20, both of Savannah, shot William Whitsett to death on or about Dec. 23, the Chatham County grand jury said in returning a malice murder charge...

    The grand jury also indicted the three for felony murder as parties to a crime that caused the death during commission of an aggravated assault on the victim, conspiracy to commit murder by obtaining a .22-caliber pistol, luring the victim to Bates’ apartment and shooting him.

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    I wonder, was William Whitsett reported missing for any length of time? Or was he found that quickly after they murdered him? What was the motive here? Or were the killers on drugs/drunk and just made a huge mistake in shooting him?
    The whole story sounds so bizarre!
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    http://savannahnow.com/news/2015-03-...und-georgetown

    Three people pleaded not guilty on Monday to murder and related charges in the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found near Georgetown in December...

    The next court appearances will be for a motions hearing on June 22 before Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy R. Walmsley.

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    Trial begins for 2014 murder of alleged ‘drug trafficking kingpin’

    http://www.wbtv.com/story/34438866/t...icking-kingpin

    Attorneys calling the details of this case, “something you would see straight out of a movie.”

    A Chatham County jury heard opening statements Monday afternoon in the murder trial of a 21-year-old North Carolina man whose body was found near King George Boulevard in December 2014.

    Investigators say in an attempt to become more powerful and a “kingpin” in the nation’s major drug trade, Kevin Palmer shot and killed William Whitsett. The man who had come to Savannah to set up a marijuana trafficking hub in the area.
    Originally Palmer’s girlfriend, Genevieve Meeks, and neighbor, Bradley Bates, a military police officer, were both originally charged with murder. But investigators later dropped the murder charges when they realized Palmer was the only one responsible.

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    Jury convicts man of felony murder in Georgetown slaying

    http://savannahnow.com/news-crime-co...getown-slaying

    A jury on Friday night convicted Kevin Palmer of felony murder and related charges in the 2014 slaying of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Georgetown.

    The jury, made up of seven woman and five men, acquitted Palmer on a malice murder count.

    Chatham County Superior Court Ludge Louisa Abbott said she would sentence Palmer probably next week.

    “Mr. Palmer, you may now go with the sheriff,” Abbott told the defendant.

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    Savannah man sentenced to life plus 25 years in prison for 2014 slaying

    http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-02-...n-2014-slaying

    Kevin Palmer on Tuesday was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole, plus 25 years, for his convictions to murder and related charges in the slaying of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Georgetown in December 2014.

    Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbot rejected a prosecutor’s request for life without parole, citing in part the defendant’s lack of a criminal record and the possibility of rehabilitation.

    The judge said she heard overwhelming evidence of guilt on the murder charge, adding “the case cried out for a lengthy sentence.”

    Georgia law will require Palmer to serve 30 years of his sentence before being eligible for parole consideration. He will be given credit for time served in jail since his arrest on Dec. 24, 2014.
    Meeks has pleaded guilty to drug charges in the case and testified against Palmer. She will be sentenced later.

    A third defendant, former Army Spec. Bradley Bates, 24, faces charges of drug possession, false statements to police and tampering with evidence after prosecutors dismissed the murder, aggravated assault charges.




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