Willis found guilty on all counts

Accused killer Howard Hawk Willis was found guilty today on all counts.

Wilda Gadd, ex-wife of Mr. Willis, said the jury found him guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Mr. Willis has been representing himself in the trial over the 2002 dismemberment deaths of teen couple Adam Chrismer and Samantha Leming of Chickamauga, Ga., records show.

The Chickamauga teens were reported missing in October 2002. A fisherman found what was later identified as Mr. Chrismer's head and hands in Boone Lake, near Johnson City.

A few days later, pieces of the couple's bodies were found in a Johnson City storage unit.

The state is seeking the death penalty.

Court officials started the sentencing phase of the trial immediately after the verdict was announced, Ms. Gadd said.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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