Columbus police charge man with murder for 2017 Winston Road shooting

Columbus police charge man with murder for 2017 Winston Road shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police have charged a man with murder nearly 18 months after responding to a deadly shooting on Winston Road.

33-year-old Curtis Williams III is charged with the murder of 30-year-old Steve Phillips Jr.

Before his death, Phillips was a key witness in the murder case against Kevin Babe Henderson, a gang member convicted in the Nov. 12, 2014, execution-style killing of Chad Herring. Columbus police have not said if they believe Phillips’ testimony was related to his death.

The suspect, Curtis Williams, was already incarcerated at the Muscogee County Jail on unrelated charges.

Williams now faces 2 murder charges. He is also accused of the murder of Stanford Jones, who was found shot to death in his living room last summer.

A preliminary hearing for Williams was scheduled for Monday, April 22nd but was later continued until Wednesday, April 24th.

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