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Clay Aiken mentioned in Taft murder trial

Well, this came from out of nowhere: Raleigh native Clay Aiken, a singer and Broadway actor who got his start on "American Idol," got a random name-check in yesterday's Kathy Taft murder trial. 

Jason K. Williford, 32, is on trial for raping and murdering Taft in 2010, but apparently, Williford also had a sort of run-in with Aiken at some point in his past (both Aiken and Williford attended Leesville Road High School at about the same time in Raleigh, but it's unclear when the following incident took place or if the two even knew each other).

According to the story by The N&O's Josh Shaffer, Williford's lawyer chronicled the man's lifelong pattern of drug abuse and bizarre behavior:

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