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Death penalty sought for accused killer of Austintown teen

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An 18-year-old Youngstown man could face execution if he's convicted of fatally stabbing a sixteen year old girl and leaving her body in a dumpster.

The Mahoning County Grand Jury has indicted Ricki Williams IV Thursday on charges that include aggravated murder with a death penalty specification, which was added because the murder was allegedly committed at the same time as a kidnapping and burglary was taking place.

Police say that Williams fatally stabbed 16-year-old Gina Burger at the Compass West Apartment Complex, and forced Roneishia Johnson to help him dispose of the body in a dumpster. Johnson was indicted on a charge of obstructing justice as a result.

The body of the teen was discovered by workers at a garbage transfer station in Mercer County Pennsylvania.

The indictment lists seven other counts that include aggravated burglary, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and intimidation.

Williams remains held in the Mahoning County jail on $750,000 bond.

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