Update: Abilene man sentenced to 25 years in prison for October 2011 murder

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
POSTED: 10:28 PM Oct 05 2012   UPDATED: 6:34 PM Oct 08 2012
ABILENE, Texas -

A 26-year old Abilene man was found guilty of murder Friday afternoon and sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday.

A Taylor County jury found Alfred James Williams guilty of the October 2011 murder of 22-year-old Kerion Harness. Harness was shot at Little Elm Condos.

The defense tried to argue that Williams acted in self defense, but a jury rejected that theory. Williams faced up to 99 years in prison but the jury sentenced him to 25 years Monday.