Friday, March 1, 2013

21-year-old Man Charged For Gonzalez Bus Stop Homicide

Joseph Lamont Williams and Diamaris Gonzalez

Gonzalez was shot after work while waiting for a bus.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 1, 2013

Milwaukee,  WI - Joseph Lamont Williams, 21, has been charged with felony murder for the March 2011 bus stop homicide of Diamaris Gonzalez. Williams bond was set at $100K and if convicted, Williams is facing up to 35 years in prison.
Gonzalez, 23, had just left work and was waiting for a bus at the 3300 block of N. Holton St. near Lena's Market where she worked.
Williams confessed to police on February 14 after being taken into custody, that he and another suspect decided to rob Gonzalez. When she resisted, the other suspect shot Gonzalez and then they fled the scene empty handed. Gonzalez was fatally shot in the chest and died at the scene. Gonzalez had two children, a 1-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy.
A boyfriend had used Gonzalez' car and it was towed. She usually drove to work, but on March 15, she had to ride the bus.
The other suspect is being sought by police.

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