R. Kelly is still incarcerated on federal sex crimes as he is set to stand trial in one of his cases in Brooklyn in August. He was initially arrested in the summer of 2019. Things really started to crash for him in January 2019 after the “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries premiered on Lifetime. This series investigated decades of reported sexual abuse by Kelly with underage girls.
One associate of Kelly’s also helped him try to silence an accuser by lighting her vehicle on fire. This is Michael Williams, who entered a guilty plea on Monday, per Complex. This was where he plead guilty to one count of arson. An SUV was rented by the father of Azriel Clary, who was said to have held captive by Kelly for several years. Clary had initially posted a photo of the vehicle on fire to Instagram last summer
Williams had also used his phone to track down to find the address for the GMC Yukon that was lit on fire. For this plea deal, prosecutors dropped the tampering charges that were against Williams. Regarding prison time, he faces a minimum of 60 months in prison and a max of 71 months.
Ahead of this move by Williams, he even Googled searches such as “how do fertilizer bombs work?,” “witness intimidation,” and “case law for tampering with a witness.” Other suspects charged here are Donnell Russell and Richard Arline Jr. Arline entered a guilty plea back in February.
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