November 6, 2009
Defense attorney Christopher Slusher, left, examines defense witness Jerale Nichols, roommate of murder victim Nathaniel Bentley, during Damon Williams' trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Thursday. Nichols was home at the time of the robbery and described hearing a struggle upstairs when Bentley was killed.
Prosecuting attorney Richard Hicks makes his closing argument during Damon Williams' murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Thursday.
Defense attorney Christopher Slusher makes his closing argument during Damon Williams' trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Thursday.
San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary once had 34 tackles in a game during his college career at Baylor
Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, throws the health care bill to the crowd on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday during a health care reform rally.
Sophomore defensive lineman Jacquies Smith tosses a football around during practice Tuesday on Faurot Field.
MU junior forward Justin Safford jokes around with assistant basketball coach T.J. Cleveland before practice Oct. 29, 2009, at Mizzou Arena.
November 5, 2009
Kewpies forward Colin Janicek celebrates his goal against Jefferson City during the second half of the Class 3 District 9 championship game Thursday at Hickman High School.
The Hickman soccer team celebrates their victory over Jefferson City in the Class 3 District 9 championship game.
Hickman soccer coach Adam Taylor congratulates his team as they celebrate their victory over Jefferson City. The last time the Kewpies won the championship, Taylor was a player on the team.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend industrial zoning for 116 acres on East Heller Road. The property is adjacent to a 76-acre tract zoned for industrial use. Developers hope to capitalize on the site’s designation as a Missouri Department of Economic Development certified site.
Sabra Williams, mother of Damon A. Williams, waits in handcuffs to be taken to a holding cell at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia. Williams was found in contempt of court for disrupting the proceedings by trying to leave the courtroom after the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all charges for her son.
Damon A. Williams reacts as his mother attempts to leave the courtroom in the Boone County Courthouse after the jury announced their verdict. Williams was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.
Damon A. Williams is escorted from the courtroom at the Boone County Courthouse by officers of the court after those in attendance reacted to the verdict. The jury returned a verdict of guilty on all charges, including first-degree murder, after two hours of deliberating.
Damon A. Williams is escorted from the courtroom in the Boone County Courthouse. The jury found Williams guilty on all charges in the 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley.
Darrell Tudball from Central Missouri Community Action explains to homeowners different ways to stop the infiltration of cold air during the winter months on Thursday at the Center for Energy Efficiency and Weatherization. One of the main points stressed during the seminar was making sure homes have proper insulation where necessary.
This photo from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Web Site shows Nidal Malik Hasan. Military officials said the suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday was Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
Monica Cain wipes her eye Thursday as she tries to get in touch with her husband, Sgt. Darren Cain, who is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
Sgt. Anthony Sills comforts his wife as they wait outside Fort Hood Army base near Killeen, Texas, on Thursday. The Sills' 3-year old son is still in daycare on the base, which is in lockdown following a mass shooting earlier in the day.