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Walker Hughes found guilty in murder of mother, sentenced to life

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The five-day trial of Walker Hughes ended on Friday with a guilty verdict. (Feb. 7, 2014/FOX Carolina) The five-day trial of Walker Hughes ended on Friday with a guilty verdict. (Feb. 7, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Walker Hughes mugshot from the time of his arrest in 2011. (File: FOX Carolina) Walker Hughes mugshot from the time of his arrest in 2011. (File: FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 42-year-old man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the 2011 killing of his mother after a jury found him guilty on Friday.

Walker Hughes was sentenced to life without parole, plus five years after being found guilty on the charges of murder, grand larceny, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

In April 2011, the body of Karen Hughes was found at her Greer home after she didn't go to work.

Investigators said the victim suffered blows to the head.

Yesterday, the defense made a motion to drop the charges against Walker Hughes, but the judge denied the motion.

On Friday, Walker Hughes took the stand as the defense's only witness before being found guilty by the jury.

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