The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


James Williams Jr.

Date: 7/28/11

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Race: Black

Time: 12 a.m.

Suspect(s): Deangelo Justice, 22; Jerrico Hawthorne, 24

Status: Suspects convicted

What happened:

James Williams Jr., 23, is shot in the chest at his home at 2305 E. 17th Street during a robbery. Deangelo Napoleon Justice, 22, and Jerrico Hawthorne, 24, are both charged with felony murder, first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and two counts of attempted especially aggravated robbery. In 2013, Justice pleads guilty to facilitation of second-degree murder and is sentenced to eight years. That same year, Hawthorne take his case to trial and is found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges. He is sentenced to life.

Read more:

Slaying victim shot 14 times in Chattanooga
Suspect named in Chattanooga double shooting
Second man is charged in slaying of James Williams, Jr.
Hearing set in murder case of James Williams Jr.
Trial opens for man charged in 2011 shooting homicide
Eyewitness testimony questioned in Chattanooga murder case
Co-defendant in 2011 murder pleads guilty to lesser charge
Hamilton County jury finds Hawthorne guilty of murder; sentenced to life

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