The family of a 17-year-old California girl who was raped and killed in 2012 confronted her killer during his sentencing hearing, with one family friend saying that he hopes the man gets raped in prison.
Police found the body of 17-year-old Terrey Wright set on fire in September of 2012 after the girl was strangled to death. Evidence linked 36-year-old Damond Williams to the scene and he was convicted for her murder. Williams was also convicted of raping another 18-year-old in a separate incident.
He was sentenced to 49 years to life in prison on Wednesday and was confronted by the girl’s family members. James Williams, a family friend, said to Williams “One thing about prison, they rape rapists. I hope to God they get to you because you killed a child.”
The girl’s mother said “Life is not normal for me right now. Every day when I wake up, I have to hide her pictures.”
Another relative said “You took her like a thief in the night. You just snatched her from her whole family. You deceitful, you evil, you’re a murderer.” Another relative added “I hope every time you close your eyes you see her face. Every time you sleep and dream, you dream of her. I hope it hurts you so bad, you want to hurt yourself.”
Williams responded to the family, saying “I just want to tell the family, I’m sorry for your loss. I’m not the one that killed your little girl. So I hope you all do believe that. There police know who did it.”