‘It’s Not Fair to You,’ Manslaughter Defendant Says to Victim’s Daughter

Hunched over a table before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles Blomquist, 25-year-old Nazr Basim Williams choked back tears as he apologized to the daughter of a man who was killed in a car crash caused by the defendant’s speeding.

Williams appeared in court on Sept. 12 to accept the prosecution’s plea offer of 10 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. He previously rejected the same plea offer in September 2021.

The plea offer was for 10 years for each count, which would run concurrently.

“I’m sorry,” said Williams, who gazed at the victim’s daughter sitting in the gallery during Monday’s proceedings. Sobs from both the victim’s and defendant’s families echoed throughout the courtroom.

“It’s not fair to you and your family for what I did. I have to live with it every day,” he continued.

According to the prosecutor, Williams was allegedly speeding on May 25, 2020, when he crashed into another vehicle, ejecting its two passengers, one of whom died.

The prosecutor noted that Williams was on probation at the time of the incident and will likely appear in court before Judge Charles Peters to address this issue; however, the details of the case were not discussed.

Turning to the defendant, Judge Blomquist said he appreciated Williams accepting responsibility for his actions but that the defendant will have to carry the weight of his actions into the future.

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