Jurors, judge, lawyers tour murder locations

Corey Phillips exits a school bus after being driven to the intersection of East North Street and Neshannock Avenue on Wednesday. Phillips, attorneys, jurors and the judge in his homicide trial were taken Wednesday to the site where the body of 23-year-old Jamiah Ward was found in October 2014. Phillips was found guilty of first degree murder today in Ward's death.

Corey Brandon Phillips has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Jamiah Ward.

A jury returned the verdict Friday afternoon in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Phillips was accused of fatally stabbing the 23-year-old Ward on Oct. 2, 2014, and concealing his body in a wooded area after after the two of them had been out looting cars in the neighborhood of New Castle High School.

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