Man charged with killing teen, lighting body on fire

COMPTON - A murder charge was filed by the District Attorney's Office Monday against a 35-year-old man accused of killing a 17-year-old girl whose burning body was found in a South Los Angeles street last fall.Damond Williams was expected to appear for arraignment this week in Compton Superior Court. He was arrested by Los Angeles Police on Thursday. Besides the murder of the girl, identified only as Terrey W., Williams is charged with assaulting and raping a second woman in 2007. She survived. Williams is charged with one count of murder in the Sept. 17, 2012, killing of the teen whose burning body was found on Grand Avenue just north of 94th Street. He also is charged with one count each of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, forcible rape, sodomy by force and forcible oral copulation involving the second victim, identified only as Patricia B. Bail was recommended at $1.33 million. If convicted, Williams faces a possible maximum state prison term of life with the possibility of parole.

********** Published: January 17, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 40