WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Wythe County, Mike Jones, shared that William Greg Akers III has been found guilty of 1st-degree murder from a homicide that occurred in June of 2020.

Akers, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, was tried as an adult.

On June 21, 2020, 19-year-old Matthew King was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Spirit Convenience Store off West Lee Highway. The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Akers that evening.

Akers was also found guilty of using a firearm in the commission of murder. He will face sentencing on August 31, 2023.