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GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – A man has been found guilty of beating a woman with a hammer, choking her to death, then dismembering and burning her body.

The jury’s verdict Thursday evening came after 13 hours of deliberation.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Walter Cable is accused of killing Ronny Cable, no relation.

The woman’s burned and dismembered remains were discovered about three weeks after she was reported missing in February 2017.

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Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday morning before the jury began deliberations.

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Defense attorney Tim Anderson’s summation focused not on his client, but on co-defendant and prosecution’s witness Devin Ackamici. Anderson asked the jury why Ackamici, who testified “he liked” Ronny Cable, did nothing as the 34-year-old was beaten with a hammer and strangled to death.

Anderson asked the jury what motive Walter Cable would have, suggesting Ackamici had a motive. He said Ackamici liked Ronny Cable and rekindled a relationship. Anderson asked if he was mad over Ronny Cable being an alleged “escort.” Anderson also asked if Ronny Cable was going to walk a few hundred yards into the woods with a guy that she said allegedly tried to steal her jewelry.

In his closing, Assistant DA Pete Caravello tore into Walter Cable’s testimony, saying all the evidence in the case shows Walter Cable killed Ronny Cable.

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Caravello told the panel Walter Cable seems to have an explanation for everything, except where he was the night of the murder. He said one story is supported by physical evidence, one story is not. Caravello stated he didn’t know why Walter killed Ronny. He says it was almost a perfect crime, except Walter Cable relied on his friend, Ackamici.

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VIDEO: Ironman Athlete Inspires Teen with Down Syndrome to Complete Mini-Triathlon

A 14-year-old named Caleb Prewitt who has Down syndrome and lives in Jacksonville, Florida, had never really looked forward to exercise.

The young man could barely swim across a pool, ride a bike without assistance, and did not think much of a treadmill, according to CBS News.

His mother, Karen, told the outlet’s Steve Hartman a triathlon was not on her list of things for Caleb to accomplish.

However, that changed after Caleb met 21-year-old Chris Nikic. When asked if he liked him at their first meeting, Caleb said, “Yes, I did,” and described Chris as “super cool.”

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In 2020, Chris became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon, swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running a 26.2 mile marathon.

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Chris said in an Instagram post:

IRONMAN. Goal set and achieved. Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021. Whatever it is the strategy is the same. 1% Better every day. YES, I did the work but I had angels helping me. God surrounded me with Angels. Best part of all. New family and friends.

According to Karen, if there was a poster with him on it, it would be hanging in Caleb’s bedroom.

Following their initial meeting, Chris became his fan’s mentor and the two young men worked out together, which eventually developed into a dream.

“Just the fact that he was so warm and inspiring helped Caleb realize that these are things that I can do, too,” Karen commented.

Caleb recently completed his first mini-triathlon and is believed to be the youngest person with Down syndrome to ever accomplish it. In addition, he got an invitation to compete on Florida’s Special Olympics triathlon team, which is also Chris’s team.

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When asked if he wanted to be like his role model, Caleb told Hartman, “Yes.”

“I think you are like Chris,” Hartman added.

“What? Oh my God! Yes!” he replied enthusiastically.

“Is that like the best compliment you’ve ever received?” Hartman asked the young man.

“Oh, yes,” Caleb told him.

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