Uniontown Man Convicted in Shooting Outside of Bar

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By Glenn Halbrooks

A Uniontown man faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced for killing one person and injuring four others outside a bar in west Alabama.

 

 

Attorney General Luther Strange said Thursday a jury convicted 30-year-old Lamar Montrell Williams of manslaughter, attempted murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He was originally charged with murder.

 

Witnesses said Williams used a handgun to start shooting into a crowd outside of Lee's Country Inn south of Uniontown in the early morning hours of March 20, 2011. A 29-year-old man, Jonathan Butler of Orville, was killed and four others injured.

 

A sentencing date has not been set. Williams faces up to life in prison on manslaughter and other charges. His potential sentence is enhanced because of prior convictions for assault.

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