Kevin Williams, Now A Free Man, Awaits An Apology For Jail Time In False Murder Charge
Shortly after Dorchester resident Jose Williams was shot and killed while working in a Codman Square gas station last fall, police arrested 21-year-old Kevin Williams (no relation to the victim). Law enforcement said a witness provided a description of a suspect that night, and that police stopped Williams, who matched the description, on a nearby street soon after. Police further claimed that the witness later identified Williams as the correct suspect, and that surveillance video of the area captured images of the suspect’s clothing that matched what Williams was wearing.
He was charged in the murder and held in jail for five weeks without bail — until the district attorney’s office withdrew the charges, saying that they did not, in fact, have enough evidence to prove his guilt or innocence. Williams and his family adamantly maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration. This week, the district attorney’s office formally charged a different suspect in the murder, but Kevin Williams has not received an apology for the time he spent in jail.
Jim Braude was joined by Williams’ mother, Regina Hunter, and his uncle, Michael Curry, who is also the former president of the Boston NAACP.
How Affordable Should Suffolk Downs 2.0 Be?
This spring, Suffolk Downs will host its final horse race — and then one of the largest redevelopment projects in Boston history will get underway. At well over 100 acres, the Suffolk Downs site rivals the size of the Seaport. And, as Adam Reilly reports, both the Seaport and the city’s housing shortage are poised to shape the transformation of the old racetrack.
Now You Can Cook Like The Famed Mei Mei Restaurant At Home
Andrew, Irene and Margaret Li are the sibling trio behind popular fusion restaurant Mei Mei. First a food truck, and now a fast-casual dining spot near Kenmore Square, Mei Mei is known for American twists on classic Chinese favorites, like pierogi dumplings, sweet corn fritters, and scallion pancake sandwiches. For the Lis, it seems like food and family go hand in hand — and now you can cook like they do with your family, too. They break it all down in a new cookbook of recipes they like to make together, called "Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from our Chinese-American Kitchen."
Jim Braude was joined by two of the authors, Andrew and Irene Li.
IMHO: ‘Being Audited’ Isn’t An Excuse
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on tax scams and "tax-cheats-in-chiefs" as the infamous April 15 deadline looms.