Family members of a 17-year-old girl who was raped and killed in 2012 confronted the man who murdered her at his sentencing at a Compton courthouse Wednesday.
Damond Williams, 36, was convicted of raping and murdering Terrey Wright, whose body was found dumped and set on fire in South Los Angeles after she had been strangled, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Williams, who was also convicted of raping, stomping and sodomizing an 18-year-old woman in 2007, was sentenced to 49 years to life in prison Wednesday.
“One thing about prison, they rape rapists,” said family friend James Williams at the hearing. “I hope to God they get you because you killed a child.”
Williams addressed those who testified, saying he did not kill Wright and that police “know who did it but don’t want to tell y’all.”
Jim Nash reports from Compton for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on April 23, 2014.