The boyfriend of a 22-year-old lady discovered dismembered, along with her physique components stuffed into two suitcases, in her New York Metropolis residence has been arrested in her grisly loss of life.
Justin Williams, 24, was arrested Monday and arraigned on indictment expenses of second-degree homicide and concealment of a human corpse, Brooklyn District Lawyer Eric Gonzalez introduced.
The stays of his girlfriend D’Asia Johnson, 22, have been present in her residence on Linwood Avenue in East New York on Sept. 21 after officers have been known as to her sixth-floor residence for a wellness examine and located her stays in two suitcases inside.
Gonzalez’s announcement revealed new particulars in Johnson’s loss of life.
Johnson went dwelling after work on Aug. 21 and “and by no means exited the residence once more,” Gonzalez mentioned.
In accordance with the investigation within the early morning hours of Aug. 22 Williams, who had been courting Johnson for a number of years, allegedly stabbed her 9 instances — 5 instances to the entrance of her torso and 4 to the again.
He then allegedly dismembered her physique and hid the stays within the two suitcases.
“He allegedly resided within the residence for a month and used towels and cleansing merchandise to masks the scent,” the district lawyer’s assertion mentioned.
Williams allegedly fled the residence following a wellness examine by constructing personnel who turned involved after they didn’t see Johnson for a while. The constructing personnel then known as police, resulting in the invention of her stays.
At his Monday arraignment, Williams was ordered to be held with out bail and to return to court docket on Jan. 25, 2023.
If convicted, he faces as much as 25 years in jail.
NBC Information has reached out to his listed lawyer for remark.
“This defendant is accused of the horrific homicide and dismemberment of his former girlfriend. Whereas we are able to’t erase the tragic and merciless loss of life of D’Asia Johnson, we’re absolutely dedicated to bringing this defendant to justice,” Gonzalez mentioned in a press release. “I hope that this prosecution brings a measure of solace to D’Asia’s household and mates.”