January 19, 2019
J’Quan Malik Vinston.
Once you’re hooked on crack cocaine, you’re a dead man walking.
Especially if you make deals with niggers.
Joshua David Williams owed a $20 debt early last year for a rock of crack cocaine.
If he didn’t pay up, he was told more than once, he would be killed.
Williams, 32, tried to come up with the money to pay it back by panhandling outside a Family Dollar, witnesses said.
But a prosecutor said he was only able to come up with $17 — and was still $3 short.
Even though Williams said he’d be getting a disability check the next day, that wasn’t enough to satisfy the men who came to his girlfriend’s apartment one evening to collect the money, said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Christopher Young.
“They wanted the money then, and they didn’t get it,” Young said during a closing argument in a jury trial on Friday. “Because of the $3, he’s no longer alive.”
Williams was killed after 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018. He was shot just outside the door to his girlfriend’s apartment, at the Colonial Landing Apartments in the 2100 block of Kecoughtan Road.
He had been shot once in the back of the neck.
On Friday, a Hampton Circuit Court jury found J’Quan Malik Vinston, 21, of Newport News, guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy and a gun charge.
After the verdict, Young asked that jurors recommend Vinston serve life behind bars for the crime.
Joshua David Williams.