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Man Says He Was High Before Killing Art Consultant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Montgomery County man accused of killing a fine art consultant and disposing of her body in Washington has testified that drugs were to blame for his actions.

Raymond Williams said Wednesday he recalled smoking PCP and crack before stabbing Azin Naimi, 45, last July at the Montgomery County art studio where she worked.

According to The Washington Post, prosecutors contend that Williams, 36, beat and choked Naimi, wrapped her body in a blanket and eventually dumped in an alley in Washington.

Defense attorneys and an expert witness have said Williams was too high to make reasonable decisions. Williams faces up to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.

The trial is expected to conclude on Thursday and jury deliberations could begin in the afternoon.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. josiah says:

    Sir were you high when you decide to use drugs for the first time to get high? Or were you still high when you decided to use drugs again to get high? Basically Sir, you made a decision to use drugs to get high while sober with the understanding of the effects the would have on you. Therefore, You and not the Drugs are responsible for your actions.

  2. Jack Pollack says:

    WHY DID HE GO TO HIS PLACE OF WORK TO GET HIGH?

  3. Michael Nauton says:

    MOST OF THE GUYS I WORKED WITH CAME TO WORK TO GET HIGH. THAT’S WHERE THE DRUGS ARE !

  4. sickandtired says:

    Wow I know there are alot of functioning drug assists that don’t kill!

  5. Sickandtired says:

    Wow I know there are alot of functioning drug addicts that don’t kill!

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