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Defendant Convicted of Charges,
Stemming from Domestic Violence Assault

DATE:  February 3, 2017

CASE:  Keenan Scott Williams (Case #16FE018556)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Erin Blake, Domestic Violence Unit

Keenan Scott Williams was convicted by a jury of domestic violence with great bodily injury, battery causing serious bodily injury, false imprisonment, criminal threats, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The jury also found true that Williams suffered prior convictions for first-degree burglary and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury at the direction of a criminal street gang. 

On September 23, 2016, Keenan Williams was with the victim at her apartment when he started accusing her of cheating on him. When the victim denied the allegations, Williams repeatedly struck her on her face, chest, legs, and back.  Williams threw the victim into the shower, and ripped off her clothes. When the victim tried to escape, Williams grabbed her and choked her until she lost consciousness.  Williams eventually let the victim go to bed that night. The following morning, he again accused the victim of cheating.  Williams dragged the victim into the bedroom where the victim’s gun was located, and told her he was going to shoot her.  Williams repeatedly struck the victim in her face and shoved the gun against her lips, breaking her front tooth.  Williams then took the victim’s wallet, iPad, cell phone, and gun before leaving the apartment in the victim’s car.  As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a head injury, a laceration over her eye, and bruises all over her body.

Williams faces a maximum sentence of 41 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for March 24, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 17 before the Honorable Delbert Oros.


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