Philadelphia authorities charged an alleged contract killer with multiple murders from 2018 and 2019, numerous sources reported.
Steven Williams, 25, made thousands of dollars as a professional hitman and killed four people from Philadelphia, according to Fox News.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with committing four separate slayings over nine months, and the #Philadelphia district attorney described him as a “contract killer” who was paid thousands of dollars for his work. https://t.co/hcvgr69lxA
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) June 13, 2020
He is currently being held in state prison for unrelated crimes, the district attorney’s office said according to ABC News. Three of the victims were shot and killed while sitting in or getting out of a car, and the fourth victim was shot while sitting on a porch. (RELATED:20-Year-Old Accused Of Inciting Riots During Pittsburg Protests Works At Amazon, Police Reports Say)
The first killing occurred Sept. 8, 2018, when police found a 35-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the head. The man later died in the hospital. Police say a 39-year-old man was shot multiple times while sitting in a car Feb. 10, 2019, and then later died at the hospital.
Over a month later, Richard Isaac, 31, was shot and killed while sitting on a front porch, according to Fox 29. The final murder occurred May 4, 2019, when police found Leslie Carroll, 46, with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Carroll later died at the hospital.
Police said Williams initially denied any knowledge of the killing, but when confronted with evidence, he said he was aware of the murders but others had conspired to make him the “fall guy,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Williams is also facing various weapons offenses. He was denied bail and his next court appearance is currently being scheduled, according to ABC News.