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    65 yrs. Showed no remorse and maintains his innocence. Yeah, well he can tell Big Bubba he's innocent. Killing and cutting up that girl. He's lucky he wasn't eligible for the death penalty and that it couldn't be issued anyway. May he rot in pieces.

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    He will rest in piss!! [img]mad1.gif[/img]
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    Stooooopid f*cker..

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    The whole crime was some movie of the week shit. You rarely hear about a black man killing AND cutting up his girl. (no implications here toward any other race on this comment)

    Hell, you can hardly get some of y'all to cut up a chicken!

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    this was real close to home

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    That was some bullshit..he's one of them wannabe pretty boys with lard and stuff in his hair...I'll give him a month in tha joint before he's braiding hair and washing drawers and being sold for cigarettes...you can look at him and tell that he is soft....stoooopid motherfucker.

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    His position on the prison football team won't be tight-end [img]graemlins/rofl.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by mhd:
    this was real close to home
    I hear you. And Traci was a househead.

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    Originally posted by richierich:
    .he's one of them wannabe pretty boys with lard and stuff in his hair...I'll give him a month in tha joint before he's braiding hair and washing drawers and being sold for cigarettes...you can look at him and tell that he is soft....stoooopid motherfucker.
    I know quite a few officers @the county, a couple of whom work the tier where he was and he's already gotten in practice with some of that. The max he could've gotten for that crime was 60 yrs but the judge tacked on 5 more years for him concealing the crime. This would make him 99 when he'd be released so he basically has been given a life sentence. The funny thing is, he'd married someone else, and now she's pregnant but there were no conjugal visits involved/allowed. Who slipped her his sperm???????????

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    When and where did this happen? This story slipped under my radar screen.

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    Williams Convicted In Murder Of Traci Todd
    Argument Over Double Life Led To Slaying

    POSTED: 5:46 p.m. CST November 26, 2003
    UPDATED: 7:36 a.m. CST November 27, 2003

    CHICAGO -- A jury has convicted Kevin Willams on Wednesday of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Traci Todd (pictured) during a quarrel over his marriage to another woman.



    Williams was convicted of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death.

    Sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 23.

    NBC5's Charlie Wojciechowski reported that Williams is eligble for the death penalty and prosecutors said they plan to seek it in this case.



    "She made this happen," said Todd's mother, Gloria (pictured, right). "Traci was not going down without a good fight and she fought to the end, and she brought what she deserved. He'll never get another chance to do this to another woman."

    In closing arguments Wednesday afternoon, Assistant State's Attorney Mark Shlifka said Williams, 39, killed United Airlines flight attendant Traci Todd, 34, early on Sept. 14, 2000, in her apartment at 899 S. Plymouth Court during a quarrel over his marriage to another woman.

    After the slaying, Williams took Todd's body to a garage he owned and cut it into pieces that he buried in the Beaubien Woods on the South Side, the prosecutor said.

    Shlifka portrayed Williams as a philanderer who would do anything to protect his "double life" of seeing Todd while being married to Rita Williams.

    "You heard one after another from a self-centered, egotistical man," Shlifka told the jury. "He will stop at nothing to dig his way out of the hole he has dug for himself."

    Defense attorney Daniel Radakovich argued Williams last saw Todd that same morning leaving Jilly's, a Rush Street piano bar, with his childhood friend and business partner, Ivan Duncan, while he took a ride home from another acquaintance, Jammie Ford.

    Radakovich made no apologies for his client's adultery, but likened the jurors' oaths to the wedding vows Williams admitted breaking.

    "Perhaps I should just buy into the rumors and innuendo about the adulterer I represent," Radakovich said. "But prejudice against adulterers should not enter into your deliberations. Fulfill the oath you took and decide this case on the evidence."

    Williams testified during the three-week trial he was innocent, and claimed Duncan told him Ford killed Todd.

    Delivering the first closing argument, Assistant State's Attorney Timothy Brogan said Williams and Todd went to dinner and then to the piano bar on the evening of Sept. 13, 2000, before returning to Todd's apartment early the next morning.

    Before that evening, Todd had been finding out about her boyfriend's "double life," including his July 28, 1999, divorce from his first wife, Wanda Williams, and his second marriage, to Rita Williams, on July 1, 2000, Brogan said.

    That morning, Todd found his wedding ring, day planner and confronted him.

    "There's a problem," Brogan said. "And that problem is, Traci got wise to him, and she kicked him out and took his stuff."

    Williams was able to talk his way back into Todd's apartment, and, in the ensuing quarrel, killed her, Brogan said.

    Duncan testified that Williams called him that morning and said Todd had found out he was married, and, as they fought, she succumbed to an asthma attack. Duncan told him to call the police, but Williams feared the police wouldn't believe him and told him, "no body, no crime," Duncan said.

    After the slaying, Williams purchased a sleeping bag at a North Side military surplus store, cleaned Todd's apartment, including a bloodstain on the entryway carpet, and carried the body downstairs in the sleeping bag, the prosecutors argued. A fingerprint on a bottle of carpet cleaner found in Todd's apartment links Williams to the cleanup, Brogan argued.

    Williams then took the body to his garage at 1108 E. 82nd Place, where he dismembered it with a saw and dumped the remains in the Beaubien Woods, prosecutors said.

    Ford had testified Williams paid him $75 to torch the garage, telling him he needed the money.

    In his arguments, Radakovich vigorously attacked Duncan and Ford, calling them liars and drug dealers, as Williams had during the six hours of testimony Monday and Tuesday.

    Williams had said Ford and Duncan met him and Todd at Jilly's that Sept. 13 and Duncan bought several rounds of drinks to celebrate his acquisition of a kilogram of cocaine.

    Williams said he was too drunk to drive home after the 2 a.m. closing time, so all four of them piled into Williams' Range Rover, with Duncan at the wheel, he said. Duncan steered the sport-utility vehicle to his BMW parked nearby, and Williams and Ford got into Duncan's, Williams testified.

    On Sept. 22, 2000, Duncan told him Ford went back to Todd's apartment and sexually assaulted her. When she woke up and threatened to call the police, Ford killed her, Williams said he was told.

    Referring to Williams' testimony, Radakovich said Duncan lived an extravagant lifestyle that included a flashy BMW convertible, and a Lexus sports utility vehicle.

    "Sound like a drug dealer to you?" Radakovich asked the jury over objections from the prosecution. "Sounds like a drug dealer to me."

    Radakovich also referred to Ford's admission on the stand that he lied to doctors, investigators, and even his own mother, about burns he suffered in the garage fire.

    "It's common sense to lie -- that's the philosophy of the world according to Jammie Ford," Radakovich said. "Jammie Ford, on probation for drugs -- a coincidence I'm sure -- admits he commits an arson, and doesn't even get a violation?"

    Before being taken into custody in October 2000, Ford and Duncan spent nearly a month concocting a "script" to frame Williams for Todd's death, and overzealous investigators were more than happy to believe it, Radakovich argued.

    He pointed to three wheeled carts containing more than 200 pieces of Williams' property, including 22 pairs of shoes, that were confiscated from Williams but were never introduced as evidence by the state.

    "There is a veritable mountain of physical evidence... and none of it points to or implicates Kevin Williams," Radakovich said. "How many pairs of shoes did they try from Ivan Duncan, from Jammie Ford?"

    Radakovich said the defense, and not the prosecution, called to stand six experts in various forensic sciences, including fingerprints, trace chemicals and fiber analysis. Not one of those experts revealed evidence linking Williams, he said.

    Radakovich added that the fingerprint on the bottle of rug cleaner, heralded by Shlifka as a "needle in a haystack," could have been left well before the crime. But on rebuttal, Shlifka asked the jurors to rely on their common sense and referred to Williams' statement from the witness stand that he didn't view his evenings with Todd as dates but as "getting lucky."

    "Do you think cleaning carpets was part of Kevin Williams' role when he was `getting lucky?'" Shlifka said.

    The lack of physical evidence speaks to Williams' effective cover up, he argued.

    "There's nothing he used to connect him to this crime that he didn't get rid of," Shlifka said. "Somebody was very careful to clean."

    Experts determined that none of the crime scenes yielded hairs, footwear impressions or other fingerprints suitable for comparison, he said.

    "What would you like us to compare hair samples from Ivan Duncan and Jammie Ford to?" Shlifka asked rhetorically. "I defy you to find one piece of this evidence that says 'Kevin Williams, you didn't do this.'"

    Shlifka also gave a harsh assessment of Williams' performance on the witness stand, particularly during cross-examination, in which he contradicted nearly every witness who had testified before him.

    "Virtually every question I asked him was met with either non-responses or editorials," Shlifka said. "You'd have to believe all these people who have no connection to each other all conspired to frame Kevin Williams. They're all lying."

    By taking the stand, Williams ultimately sank his own case, he said. Shlifka noted that the defendant testified that Duncan took the Range Rover on Sept. 14 and left it outside a building the two owned at 64th Place and Maryland Avenue, but that he himself was able to drive it later that day even though Williams earlier said he had only one key to the SUV.

    "Kevin drove the car later?" Shlifka asked. "With what key?"

    Copyright 2003 by NBC5.com. All rights reserved

    [ December 24, 2003, 02:14 PM: Message edited by: DISKOQUEEN99 ]

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