On Tuesday, an Ohio Court of law found 22-year-old Ricki Williams IV guilty for the 2014 stabbing murder of 16-year-old Gina Burger. The Austintown murderer has been ordered to spend the next 62 years behind bars. No legal measures have been taken against Williams’ accomplice.
Austintown Murderer Tried to Sell the Girl’s Body to her Mother
Following Williams’ Tuesday conviction, Gina Burger’s family can now be at peace now that they know that the murderer is behind bars. The Austintown murderer was found guilty of stabbing to death 16-year-old Gina Burger in June 2014 and trying to hide the evidence by placing the body inside a portable playpen.
According to the Austintown murderer’s affidavit, back in June 2014, Williams invited young Gina Burger to his apartment to have sex. As soon as the teen stepped inside the apartment, Williams, armed with a kitchen knife, stabbed her in the chest several times without any motive.
The commotion was heard by Ronisha Johnson who was also present during Williams’ trial. According to the woman, when she went to the man’s apartment, Williams was pulling the knife from Burger’s chest. The perpetrator also smelled the knife before discarding it.
Seeing his neighbor at the door, Williams asked Ronisha to help him get rid of the teen’s body. Agreeing to help him, the two individuals took the body and placed it inside a portable playpen After that, Williams and Johnson carried the playpen outside and threw it in a dumpster.
Allegedly, after killing Gina and placing her body in the playpen, Williams called Gina’s mother and attempted to sell the playpen to her. Gina’s body was discovered the following day by the garbage transfer workers.
The Austintown murderer was apprehended several days later and charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence.
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