Compton resident says former ASI employee was on drugs at time of murders

A former Associated Students Inc. employee, Jamie Williams, who is facing capital murder charges, may have been high on PVP, or “bath salts,” when he was arrested, according to longtime family friend and Compton resident, Brandy Riley Fletcher. According to Fletcher, Williams was seen running out of his stepfather’s house naked Sept. 28 with blood on his face and told Fletcher’s brother to call the police. She added that Williams told her brother, who was standing outside, that he just shot everyone in the house. Williams, 43, was formally charged with two counts of murder with a special circumstances allegation of multiple murders and one count of attempted murder, Tuesday. Facebook Jamie Williams is currently being held after being charged with the murder of his stepfather and stepsister. Fletcher’s mother lives two doors down from Eddie Talley Jr., 65, who was shot and killed alongside his 13-year-old stepdaughter Brittany Malone, and Talley’s wife who is still in critical condition, she said. Fletcher gave her account of what happened that night. Fletcher, who works with campus security at Compton High School said that the 600 block of West Palmer Street, where the shooting occurred, is a tight-knit community. “I’ve

By | 2018-10-06T13:59:32-07:00 Oct 6, 2018 | 1:52 pm|Categories: Crime, Long Beach, News, Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , |

Former LBSU employee visited President’s Suite, UPD and Office of Student Affairs on day he allegedly committed double homicide

This story was updated 5:40 p.m. Oct. 5. See timeline below of Jamie Williams' movements on campus Sept. 28 Hours before former Associated Students Inc. employee Jamie Williams was arrested in connection to a double homicide in Compton Sept 28, he visited several Long Beach State offices including the President’s Suite and the Office of Student Affairs. This was after he showed up late for a morning meeting with Facilities Management and began sharing his frustrations. By 8:30 p.m., Vice President of Student Affairs Carmen Taylor told a University Police Officer that Williams, 43, had been arrested in connection to a double homicide, just hours after he had left campus.    Taylor and the officer were attending an off campus event together when she received the information, according to a timeline presented at a news briefing held by officials from the Office of Public Affairs and University Police, Friday. It was reported to University Police that Williams was “anxious” and visited several offices on campus to air his grievances. According to UDP Detective Christopher Brown, Williams wanted to “tell his story.” Several sources who were on campus that day said that Williams was disclosing information about an intimate relationship with

Former ASI employee arrested Friday in connection to double homicide

Long Beach State University Police responded to reports of a disgruntled former employee of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Friday. They were unable to locate him. Jamie Williams was arrested hours later in connection to a shooting that left his father and step sister dead, and his stepmother injured. Williams, 43, is currently being held on a $2 million bail. University spokeswoman Terri Carbaugh confirmed that he was a fitness equipment technician for the SRWC and Williams was still listed on the Associated Students Inc. staff directory as a current employee as of Monday afternoon. Carbaugh confirmed that he was employed from October 2017 to March 2018 and that he chose to leave his position. Williams’ had a previous criminal record, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon from 2001; Carbaugh stated that the university is currently looking into if this was known at the time of his hiring. “Successful candidates for ASI are asked if they have a criminal record,” Carbaugh said in an email. “In all employee related matters, we are unable to publicly share details of personnel files.” According to University Police, Williams attempted to visit several offices on campus to air his grievances Friday.

By | 2018-10-01T18:19:33-07:00 Oct 1, 2018 | 3:13 pm|Categories: Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News, Today|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sociology student’s life is remembered by Cal State Long Beach

Cal State Long Beach student Estephan Hernandez died Thursday Sept. 28 during a drive-by shooting in Compton. The 21-year-old senior sociology student was struck down in the intersection of East 148th St. and Bahama Avenue. The university released a statement Monday Oct. 2, honoring the student, who was consistently on the president's list of academic achievements for his years at CSULB. “We mourn the death of Estephan Hernández, who was an esteemed member of our Beach family. He was a scholar on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology next spring,” Vice President of Student Affairs Carmen Taylor said in the press release. “Our hearts go out to Estephan's family and friends at this difficult time.” Before attending CSULB, Hernandez served as class president and graduated with honors in 2014 from King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles. Hernandez was also a member of the Men's Success Initiative, an organization that helps mentor and provide support for African American and Latino male students. Chair of Sociology Kris Zentgraf issued a statement on the department website addressing victims of gun violence and commemorated the student’s life. “While today most of the nation is focused

By | 2017-10-03T21:20:41-07:00 Oct 2, 2017 | 10:37 pm|Categories: Campus, News|Tags: , , , |