On Nov. 14, 2011, police found a lifeless Smith, 27, with a gunshot wound to the head, in the 1100 block of 21st Street Northeast, charging documents say. A second man shot in the incident survived.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner argued that the evidence proved Williams was involved in Smith’s death. “It paints a pretty clear picture of Williams’ involvement in the death of a Government witness,” Kirschner said.
Detective Thomas Braxton testified Friday that ballistics evidence showed there were two shooters at the scene of Smith’s murder.
Kirschner argued that one of those two shooters was Williams and that he admitted to hiding a gun that was stashed in his home, where Warren was arrested and had been living.
Defense waived their right to argue on behalf of Williams.
“When the police asked you, ‘Did you know how many times you fired the gun,’ you said ‘No,’ Reid said before her ruling, “I take that as admission of involvement.”
Williams is scheduled for a felony status conference on Dec. 19 at 9:45 a.m. before Judge Winston.