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May 3, 2013Buchanan County, MO |  By: Coffey

Bethany Man Guilty

A 29 year old Bethany, Missouri man was found guilty yesterday by a Buchanan County jury on charges related to the death of his seven year old son.

Tony King was found guilty of first degree murder, felony child abuse and arson. The case was heard in Buchanan County on a change of venue from Harrison County where King was charged in 2012 with killing his son and then burning down a mobile home with his son's body inside. The jury deliberated the case approximately three hours before announcing their verdict around 1:30 yesterday afternoon. According to a spokesperson with the Buchanan County Circuit Court Clerk's office...King's sentencing is scheduled for June 13th at 1:30 PM.