Jury recommends life without parole for Kashaun Williams
A jury in the 30-year-old Kashaun Williams recommended life in prison without parole after not being able to reach a unanimous decision Monday night.
Williams was guilty of kidnapping with a firearms specification, aggravated burglary, firearms, aggravated murder, aggravated murder, purposely killing, and prior calculations.
Judge Ronald Rice will decide if he agrees with the jury when he sentences Williams on November 30 at 1 p.m.
In April of this year, Warren officers arrived at 690 Lener Avenue around 4 a.m. on Palm Sunday to investigate reports of gunfire. Once they arrived, officers say they found the body of 34-year-old James Chapman, and Williams forcing 23-year-old Martina Moore into a vehicle.
After forcing Moore into the vehicle, Williams fled the scene in the vehicle and allegedly dropped a firearm while leaving. Moore sustained a gunshot injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Williams has been convicted twice for felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and aggravated robbery as a juvenile. Both convictions bar him from legally obtaining a firearm.
Williams was later indicted on capital murder charges.