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Myrtle Beach man sentenced to life in prison for 2013 killing at motel

Mitchell Weatherall (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Mitchell Weatherall (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced to life in prison after a Horry County jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the 2013 killing of a man at a Myrtle Beach motel.

According to a press release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, a jury deliberated for about 30 minutes Thursday before convicting Mitchell Monroe Weatherall of murdering 57-year-old Helbert Woodberry at the Atlantic View Motel on Flagg Street. 

Judge Benjamin Culbertson then sentenced the defendant to life in prison.

Weatherall’s co-defendant, Joey Raymond Garsow, 27, pleaded guilty after the trial to accessory after the fact of murder, the release stated. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison with credit for time already served.

Testimony and evidence showed Garsow helped Weatherall move Woodberry’s body to a vehicle to be disposed of following the killing, according to the release. 

The victim’s body was found on Nov. 12, 2013 on Postal Way in the Carolina Forest area. Robbery was the motive in the killing.

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