Cops: Draeton Hawkins charged with murder of Keith Anthony Williams
Just a little stabbing between family friends gathering for the holidays…
FORT WASHINGTON, MD. — The criminal class of Prince Georges County is anxious to keep up with their killing cousins in DC and Baltimore and now have yet another murder to show for it. Too bad for this teen killer, Draeton Hawkins, as the cops were hot on his trail and have now placed him behind bars for murder. Cops say that Hawkins and the victim were family friends. That ought to make for a great time at the funeral. The Undertaker will likely be hiring security.
The Prince George’s County Police Department reports that detectives made a quick arrest in connection with the December 13, 2015, homicide in Fort Washington. The victim is 44-year-old Keith Anthony Williams of 901 Newmont Street in Fort Washington. The suspect is 17-year-old Draeton Hawkins of 2910 Tucker Road in Fort Washington. He is being charged as an adult in this case.
On December 13, 2015, at about 9:45 pm, patrol officers were called to 2910 Tucker Road for the report of a crash involving one car. When they arrived, patrol officers found Williams inside the car suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and suspect got into an argument that escalated into the fatal stabbing. Right after being stabbed, Williams got into the car to try to leave the scene but died of his injuries a short time later. Williams was a family friend of the suspect. Hawkins was arrested a short time after the homicide not far from his home. He is charged with first and second-degree murder. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-41-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
Hawkins will have a preliminary hearing in District Court on Dec. 28th, meaning this kid who just ten years ago may have been sitting on Santa’s knee while giving his list, will have to hang his stocking in a jail cell unless a Judge allows to be released on bail. Hawkins must pay for his alleged crime of robbing the life of another if convicted.