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Darlington jury convicts man in connection with 2014 murder

Joey Gibson (Source: Darlington County Detention Center) Joey Gibson (Source: Darlington County Detention Center)

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – A jury convicted a man Thursday in connection with the 2014 murder of a Darlington man.

According to a post from Chief Daniel Watson on the Darlington Police Department’s Facebook page, Joey Gibson was convicted on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Gibson was sentenced to 50 years for murder and five years for the weapons charge, according to Watson. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 55 years.

The conviction stemmed from the Aug. 19, 2014 murder of Gary Evans Walker, whose body was found on Kirven Street in Darlington.

“When people congratulate you on the end of a case like this, I think that they forget that there are no real victories in something like this, only the broken lives of those who are left behind on both sides of the equation,” Watson wrote in the post.

Two other suspects, Quentin Gibson and Antonio Gregg, were also arrested in connection with the murder.

Gregg was charged with obstructing justice, while Gibson was also charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. 

Adam Foard, with the Fourth Circuit Solicitor's Office, said the state did not have sufficient evidence to convict the other two suspects on their charges and those cases have been disposed.

He added both Gibson and Gregg did cooperate with the Joey Gibson case.

Related story:

Darlington police capture 2 more suspects in connection to murder

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