Dallas Man Who Killed Friend, Fled to Louisiana Gets 40 Years in Prison

A 33-year-old man who fled to Louisiana after shooting his friend was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a murder he claimed was self-defense.J.T. Williams was convicted Monday and sentenced by the same Dallas County jury in the fatal 2016 shooting of 30-year-old Albert Brown at a park. The pair was arguing in a car around 1 a.m. July 14, 2016, when Williams pulled a gun and shot Brown in the head. He pushed Brown's body out of the car and left it at west Oak Cliff's Pecan Grove Park in the 3400 block of Kiest Boulevard. Williams claimed he acted in self-defense and even after he was convicted, he told jurors that he deserved leniency. "I'm a good person," he testified. "I'm not a killer. I don't try to hurt people. I do none of that."Williams' girlfriend was in the backseat of the car at the time of the shooting. She testified that Williams drove them back to a motel where they were staying and wouldn't let her leave his sight. He made her help him clean the car. She testified that he abused her, and she was afraid to call the police. Williams was arrested after a three-hour standoff with authorities in Natchitoches, La., weeks after the shooting.   Continue reading...

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