Man convicted in 2018 Christmas Day killing at Fairfield apartment sentenced to life in prison

A Birmingham gentleman has been convicted in the 2018 Christmas Day killing of yet another gentleman at a Fairfield apartment was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum jail sentenced allowed for his criminal offense.

Jefferson County Circuit Choose David Carpenter sentenced 37-calendar year-old Desmond Martez Williams to life in jail with the possibility of parole.

Williams was initially charged with murder in the slaying of 27-12 months-aged Romero Deon McMorris. The deadly capturing happened Dec. 25, 2018, in the 600 block of 55th Area.

Authorities at the time explained McMorris went to his ex-girlfriend’s condominium about 7 a.m. when a confrontation took location in between McMorris and Williams, who was the girlfriend’s present boyfriend.

McMorris was shot and taken to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center where by he was pronounced a shorter time later on.

Williams claimed self-protection, though McMorris was not armed.

A Bessemer Cutoff jury on March 11 convicted Williams on the lesser cost of provocation manslaughter. He faced any place amongst 15 many years to existence in prison and gained the latter.

Williams previously this yr was billed with intimidating a witness following authorities said he unsuccessfully tried out to coerce the lady who was his girlfriend at the time of the capturing not to testify towards him.

That felony warrant in that case was issued in February and a courtroom date is established for Could.