Only a few days after the tragic killing of Angela Simmons’ ex-fiance Sutton Tennyson, who was shot dead in Atlanta, a suspect who is allegedly behind the killing has turned himself into police custody, according to reports from People.
Michael Williams, an Atlanta resident, surrendered to local authorities on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking to People, Williams’ lawyer Jackie Patterson revealed that she had accompanied Williams to police headquarters in Atlanta and upon arrival, told detective not to question Williams.
Once the 44-year-old Williams was taken into police custody, he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and murder.
Tennyson was shot and killed outside of his home on Saturday in the early evening, at approximately 5 p.m. The incident occurred due to an alleged argument between Tennyson and another man. When police arrived on the scene, Tennyson was already dead from his wounds.
According to local police that spoke to People, the suspect fired multiple shots at Tennyson before they “sped from the scene in a car.”
Patterson made clear that his client was innocent and that all of the charges will be fought in court to prove it.
While speaking to People, Patterson noted that he and his client have a long battle ahead of them, saying, “We are fighting this case vigorously, all the way to a jury trial. It’s gonna be a long process.”
Murder trials of this nature can usually take between one and three years to reach a verdict.
The suspect in the murder of Angela Simmons' fiance Sutton Tennyson has turned himself into police. https://t.co/BNCqeNKw4d
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Simmons gave an emotional tribute to Tennyson, who is the father of her 2-year-old son Sutton Joeseph, on the Sunday following his death.
The daughter of Run D.M.C.’s Rev. Run took to social media to pay her respects, describing the situation as leaving her “numb.”
The 31-year-old Simmons posted a collection of photographs of the pair together with their young son, while writing, “Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift. I’m hurting. I’m numb. Thank you for the out pouring [sic] of love everyone,” while also expressing her inability to “believe I’m even saying Rest in Peace Sutton.”
Simmons and Sutton were due to be married, but called off their engagement in 2017. They had previously been involved in a dispute regarding custody of their son together, but that is obviously over in the most tragic terms and Simmons will be granted full custody of the child.