Perry Williams was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a murder. According to court documents Perry Williams was driving around with three other men when they began to trail another man. Perry Williams would get out of the vehicle, abduct the victim and then fatally shot him. Perry Williams was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Perry Williams 2021 Information
|Name||Williams, Jr., Perry Eugene|
|Date of Birth||09/22/1980|
|Age (when Received)||21|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||12|
|Date of Offense||09/07/2000|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||19|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 11″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||135|
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On September 9, 2000, Perry Williams was driving in his car with a female friend, Kinita Starr Butler, who had a handgun. Upon seeing Lolita Cherry and Nicole Green walking down the street, appellant drove by and parked a short distance in front of them. Perry Williams got out of his car, grabbed Cherry, placed the handgun to her head, and demanded her purse. After getting the purse, Butler searched through it and told appellant, “This bitch don’t got no money.” Appellant turned Cherry around to face him and shot her in the breast. Perry Williams then jumped into his car and drove away. Cherry was taken to the hospital, where the wound was determined to be “superficial.” The bullet had entered and exited her breast and was not recovered. Cherry was permitted to leave the hospital the next morning. During his testimony at the punishment phase of trial, appellant claimed that his shooting was intended only to scare Cherry, not to hit her, and that he did not realize at the time that she had actually been shot.
On September 17, 2000, Perry Williams, his cousin James Dunn, Jr., and Butler were driving around in appellant’s car and picked up Corey Phillips. Butler had again brought her handgun, and the group proceeded to carry out four robberies that evening. First, they approached Anthony Gonzales in a Kroger parking lot. Appellant pointed the handgun at Gonzales’s face and said, “Give me your car.” Because Gonzales’s car had a stick shift, appellant could not drive it and point the gun at Gonzales at the same time, so he ordered Gonzales to drive the car while he held the gun to Gonzales’s ribs. Appellant took Gonzales’s wallet and yanked two chains from his neck. Appellant also took Gonzales’s ATM card and demanded the PIN number. Appellant kept Gonzales’s driver’s license in case Gonzales ever reported the robbery and they needed “somebody” to “take care of it.” Appellant testified that this was done at Phillips’s instruction. The group drove to an ATM machine, and appellant tried to use the ATM card to withdraw money, but the PIN number did not work. Appellant testified that Dunn urged him to try again, but appellant’s efforts were not successful.
The group next approached Matthew Carter, the victim in this case. Carter had visited his girlfriend and fellow medical student, Maryam Saifi, to help her with a class project. Carter left Saifi’s home around 11:00 p.m. to return a rented video to Blockbuster. The group drove into the Blockbuster parking lot and saw Carter returning to his car after returning the videotape. According to appellant’s testimony at trial, Dunn was supposed to take the handgun and rob Carter as part of an initiation into an affiliate of the Crips gang, but Dunn “froze up.” Phillips then handed appellant the gun and told him to “go get em.” According to his testimony at trial, appellant “took the gun and took over.” Appellant forced Carter at gunpoint into the passenger seat of Carter’s car, and appellant got into the driver’s seat. They then followed Phillips, who was driving appellant’s vehicle. Carter told appellant numerous times that he had an ATM card that appellant could “max out,” and he pleaded with appellant not to hurt him. Nevertheless, after parking the car, appellant shot Carter in the head from close range. According to appellant’s confession, Carter hit appellant and the gun fired. Forty dollars was taken out of Carter’s wallet and distributed evenly among the four members of the group.
About an hour later, the group committed two more robberies. In the first of these robberies, Tomas Kooh and Ricardo Rubio were at a gas station when appellant and his companions drove up. Phillips pointed the handgun at both men and demanded their wallets. After Phillips took their wallets, appellant “burned off and got on the freeway.” In the other robbery, Phillips approached Franklin Jackson, who had left the door of his motel room open after unloading his truck. As Jackson turned to close the door, Phillips pointed a gun at him and told him to get back. Jackson slammed the door as Phillips attempted to force his way in and a shot was fired as a result, causing a minor wound to Jackson’s hand. Appellant was also the driver of the car in this robbery.