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Zyderrious Platt found guilty on all counts

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email 

Updated by Web Staff

Update: After a full day hearing arguments from both sides, the jury has found Zyderrious Platt guilty on all counts.

Count 1 Murder - Guilty
Count 2 Felony Murder - Guilty
Count 3 Feticide - Guilty
Count 4 Aggravated Assault - Guilty
Count 5 Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime - Guilty

Platt is convicted of killing his pregnant wife. News Leader 9 is in the courtroom.  We'll have the latest developments as soon as it becomes availalble.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - After an emotionally explosive start on Tuesday, Zyderrious Platt stands trial for allegedly killing his wife, Jilani Platt and their unborn child.

News Leader 9 was in the courtroom Wednesday as key testimony was heard on the stand from several police officers, including one who Platt called saying he wanted to, "End this today", leading him to Jilani's body in a retention pond.

Court started at 9:30 a.m. in Judge Bobby Peters courtroom where Jilani Platt's family listened to the gruesome details of how their pregnant daughters body was found in a retaining pond after her husband allegedly killed her.

Jilani Platt, 26, was originally reported as a missing person in October 2009, but with help from an admission from her husband, Zyderrious Platt, they found her body.

The prosecution played a copy of the tape investigators made of Zyderrious Platt telling them exactly how his pregnant wife ended up dead.

He admits to fighting with her, choking her, wrapping her in a blanket with a cinder block, accidentally shooting her then putting her body in a drainage pond.

Several law enforcement agents took the witness stand to explain how Zyderrious Platt lead them to Jilani's body,and admitted his involvement in her death.

The witnesses also described the area where her body was found and showed the graphic pictures of her body after it was pulled from the pond.

The medical examiner was the last person called to the stand. He explained to the jury how the bullet entered and exited Jilani's head and that, was in fact, the cause of her death.

The jury will return again Thursday to hear the remaining evidence in this murder trial.

News Leader 9 will be in the courtroom. We'll have the latest developments in this case.

The public is invited to watch the trial. Click here to watch the live streaming.

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