Harlem man accused of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend in Brooklyn indicted for murder

A man suspected of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend with a butcher knife and hiding her remains in two suitcases in Brooklyn was indicted Monday.the authorities reported.

Justin Williams, 24, of Harlem, faces charges of murder and concealment of a human corpse following the slaying of 22-year-old D’Asia Johnson, whose remains were found by police while conducting a welfare check at her apartment. in Cypress Hills on September 21, the NYPD said.

Authorities found spattered pools of blood inside the apartment on Linwood Street, and the woman’s body parts were later located in a pair of suitcasesreported New York Post.

Prior to the grisly discovery, building security guards were preoccupied trying to track down Johnson, who hadn’t been seen in a week, and moments before authorities made a check, Williams ran outside, police said.

Neighbors told The Post that Johnson was violently abused for a long time by Williams, and sources indicated that she had obtained a protection order against her ex-boyfriend, but was unsuccessful.

“For two years he beat her, demolished her apartment, broke her legs, broke her ribs”, said neighbor Stephanie Harris. “Her mom complained about her: ‘I want to get her away from this building. She’s going to end up dead, please get her out of this building.’ Nobody wants to listen.”

Williams had been named a person of interest in the Johnson murder earlier in the month. Prosecutors alleged that his current girlfriend used the slain woman’s federal benefits card to make purchases in the city after the crime.

Detectives searched for Williams and took him to the Brooklyn 75th Precinct, where he was charged Monday.

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