Prosecutor: Hours of body camera footage captured bizarre crime spree
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man accused in a bizarre crime spree was in court Friday for a discovery hearing where it was revealed that there are over 700 video clips of the crime on body camera footage.
Police say Charles Williams went on a crime spree on April 22 stretching from St. Roch to Mid City. They say he shot at least six people, paralyzing one man and killing Ricky Goins.
At least a thousand pages of documents were handed over to the defense during the hearing.
Prosecutors plan to deliver hours of body camera footage that includes over 700 clips from 60 different officers across five districts. All the video was shot during the hour and a half long crime spree.
An additional discovery hearing was scheduled for August 10 to ensure all the video clips were provided. Williams is expected to be in attendance.
Erica Goins' husband was killed in April when police say Williams randomly shot him in the head.
She says she will be in court each time Williams shows up.
Erica and her husband Ricky were just shy of their second anniversary when he was killed during the random crime spree.
Erica said her husband was on his way to run an errand and never came home. Now she's determined to get justice for her husband.
"He said 'I'm going to take a ride then I'm going to Walmart,'" Erica said. "He said, 'Okay, I'll be back and he never came back.
A grand jury indicted Williams on 39 felony counts. He is currently in jail on a nearly $4 million bond.
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