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Man Accused Of Killing Wife On City Street Goes On Trial

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A woman, who had just been granted a protective order from her husband, was stabbed repeatedly on a busy street.

Suzanne Collins reports that man, Cleaven Williams, is now on trial for murder. 

It was a dramatic scene outside District Court on North Avenue in November 2008. A woman was on the ground of the busy intersection, bleeding profusely after being stabbed seven times. Veronica Williams’ carotid artery was gushing, and she was cut in the cheek, lip and throat.

A policeman happened to be near and saw Cleaven Williams sitting on top of Veronica continuing to stab her. The officer got out his taser and shot Cleaven Williams twice.

Tuesday, a jury stared as the crime lab tech held up the murder weapon. The prosecutor called it a hunting knife.

“I heard a horn, ‘beep, beep, beep.’  Didn’t know what it was. I heard two gunshots, came up the street. See the lady on the ground,” said Jane Paterson, witness.

The prosecutor is arguing Cleaven Williams came to the court that day to stake out his wife who had just been granted a protective order, intending to kill her and then commit suicide by police. But he didn’t die. A dramatic note written by Williams was presented in court, which says “I killed her” and asks that his mother raise their three children.

Cleaven Williams was well-known by police who handled the stabbing. He was the president of the Greenmount Community Association, whose mission is to prevent crime.

The autopsy determined that Veronica Williams was pregnant at the time of her murder.

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  1. nelrobin says:

    That is the dumbest thing you could’ve said

  2. Herman Glimsher says:

    BAD GUYS WITH GUNS…….THIS IS FRED BEALEFELD SPEAKING………WE NEED TO GET BAD GUYS WITH GUNS OFF THE STREETS………THEN WE NEED TO GET BAD GUYS WITH KNIVES OFF THE STREETS……….THEN WE NEED TO GET BAD GUYS WITH ANY SHARP INSTRUMENTS OFF THE STREETS………THEN BAD GUYS WITH BASEBALL BATS OR ANY OTHER STICKS……..THEN GUYS WITH HAMMERS OR CHAIN SAWS……..THEN GUYS THAT TRY TO HIT YOU WITH THEIR VEHICLES………..

    MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST GET BAD GUYS OFF THE STREETS AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF DEADLY WEAPONS THEY HAVE.

  3. Owings Mills says:

    This is why concealed carry gun permits need to be more easily granted in this lousy Democratic ultra-lieral led state. Marylanders just cannot protect themselves and just have to allowed themselves to by slaughtered at the hands of violent criminals and oppressors. Retraining orders are just garbage!

    1. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

      Yeah , just what we need more people carrying guns that have no idea how to use them. Remember the Wild west? everyone carried a gun & most were carried out in a pine box.

  4. JAMES CAGNEY says:

    POLICE NEED TO THERE JOB SEE SEE WHAT I MEAN SEE

  5. Jake says:

    God damn liberals …what’s next.. we should band knife off street don’t we. This is why we need to carry hand guns..to protect yourself. This lady should of protected herself by having one.

  6. PMS says:

    “Taser” Put the LEAD TO THE HEAD!!! Want to reduce the defict? An express lane to EXACUTION. Quit wasting our tax dollars on usless pieceses of S–T

  7. LDN says:

    So Sad , why can’t people stop hurting and killing each other?. . . my daughter has court this week because her boyfriend attacked her while she was pregnant, he could have made her lose the baby, I think that was his intent. He intentionally hurled furniture at her stomach and shoved her, prior to that was verbal and mental abuse. He’s out of control and had previous charges in 2006 for assulting another girlfriend . . . I hope and pray that they put him away this time. He is a danger to any female that gets envolved with him, he needs time away to ponder his behavior.

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