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56-year-old David Myers has been sentenced to 40 years in prison (2020 file photo courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff's Department)

Convicted Columbia murderer to be sentenced on Friday; Myers argued it was self-defense

David Myers
56-year-old David Myers will be sentenced on Friday in Columbia (2020 file photo courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department)

A Friday sentencing date has been set for a Columbia man convicted of murder for the June 2020 death of his neighbor on Sycamore Hills.

A Boone County jury deliberated for three hours in mid-March, before convicting 56-year-old David Edward Myers of second degree murder.

Myers testified during the trial that he killed Anthony Lockwood in self-defense. The Boone County medical examiner’s office testified at trial that Lockwood had meth and alcohol in his system when he died. However, the examiner’s office says meth did not contribute to Lockwood’s death.

The jury and courtroom spectators saw graphic photos in court. Lockwood died from blood loss and deprivation of oxygen from six stab wounds to the back, according to Boone County assistant prosecutor Justin Owens.

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