2 Homicide Trials Postponed to Spring, Summer

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Two homicide trials were postponed to the spring and summer, respectively, on Jan. 24 after all jury trials were cancelled through early March due to the COVID pandemic.

The first case discussed was for 30-year-old Quron Williams who was scheduled for jury trial on Jan. 24. Williams is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, manslaughter, and six weapons charges in connection to the incident on Sept. 14, 2019.

During Monday’s proceedings, the prosecution and defense attorney Lawrence Rosenberg agreed on a new trial date of May 10.

Rosenberg also mentioned three motions he plans to file during his client’s next court appearance, including motions for speedy trial, Hick’s date, and search and seizure issues.

The jury trial of 25-year-old Anthony Ford, who is charged with the murder of his 5-month-old baby, was also postponed to Aug. 15 before Judge Charles J. Peters. The trial was originally scheduled for Jan. 25.

Ford was arrested after his infant daughter, Brailynn Ford, succumbed to traumatic injuries on Oct. 7, 2018. An autopsy later ruled her death a homicide.

The defendant is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse resulting in death, first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury, and first-degree assault.

The defendant, who is represented by defense attorney Tony Garcia, previously rejected a plea of life, suspending all but 35 years, and five years of supervised probation for causing abuse in September 2021.