Bond hearing delayed in 2007 Augusta double homicide


A bond hearing was delayed for three weeks Friday for a man charged in a 2007 double homicide.


Richard Nicole Williams, 32, is accused of opening fire Dec. 14, 2007, inside the Sharp Edge Barber Shop, killing Robert Carroll, 35, and fatally injuring his uncle, Rob­ert Wil­liams.

The defendant was arrested in DeKalb County, Ga., after forcing two people at gunpoint to drive him to the Atlanta area that day, investigators said.

Williams was in custody in DeKalb County for five years until he was brought back to Augusta in February to face charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

On Friday, Williams said he had retained attorney Bruce Harvey. Superior Court Judge William Fleming delayed the hearing three weeks to allow Harvey a chance to enter a notice of appearance and the district attorney’s office to contact Harvey’s office.

“I know what (Harvey is) going to say,” Fleming said as Williams shuffled back to the holding cells.

Several minutes later, Assis­tant District Attorney Natalie Paine said she called Harvey’s office again and was told he was not representing Williams.

Williams was returned to the courtroom and told to get a new lawyer.

Also on Friday, bond was set at $40,000 for a woman accused of committing sex acts on a 13-year-old boy. Dana Adams is charged with aggravated child molestation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, incest and child molestation.

Adams also faces a charge of deprivation of a minor. The indictment says she left her two children, ages 3 and 10, unsupervised during her estimated 27 trysts starting in September.

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