Authorities said Williams, who had been described as being related to a former publicist for Kelly, went to Florida in June 2020 and set fire to a car that was outside a home where the witness was staying, in an effort to keep the person from cooperating.
An associate of singer R. Kelly’s has been sentenced to prison for intimidating a potential witness against the star. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
The associate has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after setting a car on fire. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
R. Kelly was recently found guilty on all nine counts in his racketeering and sex trafficking case in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
At the time, Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial was pending; he was convicted in September.
Williams’ attorney, Todd Spodek, said a sentence of five years would have been “sufficient but not greater than necessary in this case.” He said they were exploring their legal options.