Authorities said on Monday that a man who is suspected of dismembering his ex-girlfriend and storing her body parts in luggage in Brooklyn lived with her dismembered body for a month.
Justin Williams, 24, of Harlem utilized towels and cleaning items to cover the smell coming from the two bags at the home of his killed ex, D’Asia Johnson, 22, investigators said in new court papers.
In the grisly murder of 22-year-old Johnson, whose remains were discovered by police conducting a wellness check at her Cypress Hills apartment on Sept. 21, authorities said, Williams was indicted and charged with murder and concealment of a human corpse.
At his Monday arraignment in Brooklyn Supreme Court, he was given an order to be held without bail.
According to authorities, Williams stabbed Johnson nine times, five times to the front of her torso and four times to the back.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office stated that he then dismembered her body and stuffed it into the suitcases.
The accused sicko lived in her apartment with her dismembered corpse for weeks, prosecutors added.
Monday, 24-year-old Justin Williams (center) was charged with the grisly murder of his ex-girlfriend, 22-year-old D’Asia Johnson.
Gregory P. Mango According to court documents, Williams admitted to killing Johnson and dismembering her body in an October interview with Brooklyn detectives. He waived his right to remain silent.
Pools of splattered blood were discovered inside the victim’s Linwood Street apartment during the initial police investigation, and Johnson’s body parts were later discovered in the apartment’s suitcases.
According to police, concerned building security guards tried to check on Johnson before the dismembered body was found because she hadn’t been seen in a week.
According to police, Williams turned the guards away at the door and then fled before the cops arrived and discovered the grisly scene.
The Post was informed by neighbors that D’Asia Johnson, the murder victim, had been abused for a long time by her former boyfriend.
Later, neighbors told The Post that Johnson’s ex-boyfriend had been abusing her violently for a long time, and sources said she had tried to get a protection order against him but was unsuccessful.
Stephanie Harris, a neighbor, stated, “He [was] beating on her for two years, broke her legs, broke her ribs, and destroyed her apartment.””I want to get her away from this building,” her mother moaned.She will die, so please get her out of this building.’Nobody wishes to be heard.
Williams was identified as a person of interest in Johnson’s murder at the beginning of the month.
Prosecutors also claimed in open court at the time that Williams’ current girlfriend had used his murdered ex-girlfriend’s federal benefits card for purchases in New York City following her murder.
According to police, Williams was transported to Nassau County ten days after Johnson’s remains were discovered to face two bail-jumping cases.
In those Nassau cases, Williams was sought for allegedly slapping a 66-year-old man in Freeport in June 2021 and for allegedly stealing nearly $1,200 in merchandise from a Westbury Walgreens in June 2020. In both of these cases, Williams was accused of skipping a second-degree assault rap.
According to an indictment, Williams was allegedly absent from those cases on April 25 and a warrant for his arrest was issued on May 11.
Law enforcement sources said that because of the bail-jumping cases, he was held on $125,000 bail, keeping him in jail while the NYPD continued to look into Johnson’s death.
Williams was taken to Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct by detectives from Nassau County, Long Island, where he was charged on Monday.
The photos of the five women and one man who, according to the police, “are being sought as witnesses in connection” to the horrific Brooklyn murder were also made public last month.According to the police, the surveillance images were “obtained from the incident location.”
Monday, the police stated that they discussed the case with the individuals who were being sought for interviews and that no other individuals were being charged with the murder.
If found guilty, Williams faces up to life in prison.