BIRTH: May 30, 1993
DEATH: June 8, 2007
India, 14, was shot in the face and killed while eating at a restaurant with her family.
Originally this case was ruled accidental.
A restaurant employee claimed he was attempting to move a loaded gun from a counter when the weapon went off and struck India in the face.
The family never felt it was an accident and even questioned the investigation. The shooter had run-ins with the family before and was arrested, two months before, for threatening one of India’s brother with a box cutter.
After a continued investigation…
Police sent the gun to be tested for defects and to see if the gun would or could just go off without much pressure on the trigger as the shooter claimed. When the reports came back, it was proven that nothing was wrong with the gun and it wouldn’t just fire accidentally as had been claimed. Police arrested the shooter for the murder of India and making false statements to police.
Kevin Williams was charged with murder and that was later changed to involuntary manslaughter by a judge. He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 year in prison. 10 years was the maximum amount he could receive, by law, for the charge of involuntary manslaughter.
He was also sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted on a charge of making false statements to police.