Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tensas Parish, LA: Lake Providence man convicted of beating, chasing, shooting girlfriend in store in 2002

BATON ROUGE, La. — State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Lake Providence man faces life in prison for beating, chasing and shooting his girlfriend in a Lake Providence grocery store in 2002.

Caldwell said Friday that a Tensas Parish jury convicted Jermaine "Spike" Williams last week of second-degree murder of 25-year-old Tyneisha Raymond on Oct. 21, 2002. He is the father of one of her four children.

When Williams was arrested, East Carroll Parish Sheriff Mark Shumate said surveillance tape showed him entering the store and shooting Raymond. Williams was 20 years old at the time.

The district attorney stepped aside from the case because a prosecutor had represented Williams in an earlier shooting. The defense asked for the move to Tensas Parish.

The conviction March 4 carries an automatic life sentence.

1 comment:

Twin said...

He was wrong for that.But God got his number.