FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - A Bennettsville man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Florence woman back in January 2016.
Royal Daniel Williams, III was sentenced to life behind bars Saturday, according to Solicitor Ed Clements.
24-year-old Sherilyn Jear Joseph was found dead in a Florence County home in January 2016.
Williams was charged in connection with her death in March 2016.
Clements said it was a long, hard battle, but he believes justice was served.
Clements said the jury deliberated for about two hours.
The jury was selected Monday.