Prosecution’s third witness in the ongoing trial of Jonathan Williams, who has been accused of killing journalist Tyron Brown earlier this year, admitted to Criminal Court ‘A’ yesterday, September 10, that he helped defendant Williams to remove Browne’s lifeless body from their compound, dumping it by the roadside in the Du Port Road Community in Paynesville.
The late Browne was an employee of Super FM, a local radio station, when he was allegedly stabbed to death at night. The incident, which occurred on April 15, 2018, is believed to have taken place at Williams’ home in the Du Port Road Community. But Browne’s lifeless body was discovered in the morning, lying along a street in the same vicinity.
Defendant Williams had earlier denied killing Journalist Brown when he was first arraigned before Judge Roosevelt Willie to answer to the charge of murder that was read to him.
Williams was charged, along with Alice and Edwina Youti, both of whom are believed to be sisters. Alice and Edwina have since pleaded not guilty.
Witness Kennedy, whose charge was dropped by the government in exchange for his testimony, admitted that before dumping Browne’s lifeless body on the street, Williams gave him and another person, who he has identified as Ernest, a pair of gloves to help Williams put the corpse in a plastic bag that was in his Infinity Jeep, after which Williams drove the jeep out of the compound.
Further to his testimony, Kennedy alleged that initially, he had no knowledge about the incident that caused the stabbing to death of Browne, but said on the night of April 15, Williams called him outside of his apartment, and he responded immediately.
“When I came outside, Williams had already placed the corpse in his Infinity Jeep, but the two backseats were bent with a plastic bag placed there,” the state witness said.
Later, Kennedy said, Williams told him to walk behind him and out of their compound as he (Williams) drove slowly ahead of him.
“The defendant asked me whether anybody was around, and I said no,” the prosecution third witness further alleged.
Kennedy also claimed that when he got outside, he met the lifeless body of an individual lying on the ground a few yards from the fence of the compound.
“Williams took off a glove and gave it to me so that I could help him put the body in his car, and then follow him as he took it to the Kingdom Care Clinic,” Kennedy told the court.
He also alleged that when he realized that the person in the plastic bag was too heavy to raise, he asked for assistance, and Williams called Ernest to help.
Upon Ernest’s arrival, the state witness claimed, they drove to Kingdom Care. “When we got there, Williams got out of his jeep, and we helped him to dump Browne’s body along a road near the clinic,” the witness said.
Afterward, Kennedy explained, they drove back to the compound, where Williams instructed him to burn the plastic and the gloves they had used in the alleged act.
“I placed the plastic and the gloves on our septic tank, while Williams took gasoline from his generator, along with a match box. I then burned the materials we used to dispose of Browne’s body on the street,” Kennedy further alleged.
The case continues.