SMYRNA, Ga. -- A Smyrna man has been convicted on charges related to the beating death of his wife.
Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, was sentenced to life in prison without parole last week in Cobb County Superior Court.
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He was found guilty of fatally beating and choking 33-year-old Finesse Dawson in the couple's Old Spring Road home on Dec. 5, 2012.
After killing his wife, Williams fled Georgia. He was arrested a week later on a Greyhound bus in Reno, Nev. Prosecutors said that at the time, he was on probation for domestic violence.