An Ohio jury recently found 22-year-old Ricki Williams IV guilty as charged in the dumpster murder case. The man was sentenced last Tuesday to 62 years in prison for the slaying of 16-year-old Gina Burger and attempting to conceal the body by hiding it in a playpen.
Ohio Man Asked a Neighbor for Help in Removing the Body
On Tuesday, an Ohio jury sentence Ricki Williams IV to 62 years in prison after he pleaded guilty of stabbing to death Gina Burger in Austintown back in June 2014. According to court documents, the Ohio man, who first attempted to plead guilty by reasons of insanity, invited 16-year-old Burger to his Austintown apartment in order to have sexual relations.
Once the teen arrived, Williams took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the teen several times in the chest. Allegedly, the whole scene was witnessed by Ronisha Johnson, Williams’ neighbor, who told the magistrates that she saw the man pulling the blood-covered knife from the teen’s chest and smelling it.
After stabbing Burger, Williams asked his neighbor to help him get rid of the body. According to the man’s affidavit, Williams placed the corpse inside a portable playpen, which he later tossed in the dumpster.
To make the case even more disturbing, right after killing the teen and placing her body in the playpen, the Ohio man called Jacqueline Bacher, Gina’s mother, and asked her if she’s willing to buy the playpen.
According to the authorities, Burger’s body was discovered the following day by the city’s garbage transfer staff. Following the teen’s autopsy, the authorities arrested Williams and charged him with first-degree premeditated murder, tampering with evidence, and kidnapping.
At the beginning of February, the man was sentenced to 62 years in prison. It’s not yet clear if the Ohio man’s neighbor has been arrested.
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