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McKamey Found Guilty in 2016 Murder

James Edward McKamey has been found guilty of the first degree murder of Carol Greer.

The jury deliberated very briefly Wednesday before returning verdicts for murder, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. McKamey was found guilty of robbing, assaulting and killing Greer in 2016.

Verdict sheets show McKamey was also found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted murder, armed robbery against Greer’s neighbor, Reshonta Love.

Love managed to fight McKamey off when he attacked her, then drove herself to Columbus Regional, where she was treated for life threatening injuries. Greer was found slain near the flower gardens that she loved in her back yard.

McKamey was arrested in Brunswick County days after the killing, driving Greer's Subaru automobile. A female companion with him the car was not involved in the homicide.

The retired music teacher was well-known throughout the community, having taught generations of students in the schools and at home.

The jury was picked in Brunswick County due to pre-trial publicity. The trial began Jan. 8 in Columbus County Superior Court.

The sentencing phase of the trial will begin Monday. McKamey could face the death penalty. Look for more on this online at Columbus County News Dot Com.

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