NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The mother and another relative of a convicted murderer were both found guilty of obstruction of justice for intimidating witnesses.
On Monday, Gloria Williams entered an Alford plea for one felony count of obstruction of justice. The court then found her guilty of the charge. She was sentenced to three years in prison, which was all suspended, on the condition of good behavior and no contact with the witnesses.
Police said Williams tried to intimidate witnesses in the case of her son, Kareem Turner, who went on trial in June for the 2014 murder of Dajuan Glover. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 42 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Williams had posts on her Facebook page with photos, personal info, and locations of three witnesses who testified against her son. They say the posts, which included words like “liar” and “snitch,” were clearly made out of hostility.
In July, Rashi Webb, another relative of Turner, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of obstruction of justice. The court also found him guilty. He was sentenced on each charge to 12 months in Norfolk City Jail, with 10 months suspended, on the condition of good behavior and no contact with the witnesses.
At one point during Turner’s trial, a judge banned his family from the courtroom to protect the integrity of witnesses.