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Man arrested in 2018 murder in Rhawnhurst

Steven Williams

District Attorney Larry Krasner on Friday announced an arrest in a 2018 murder in Rhawnhurst.

Steven Williams, 25, is charged in four murders, including one on Sept. 8, 2018, on the 1900 block of Hartel Ave.

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Williams is charged with shooting William Crawford, 35, in the head, as he was getting out of his car. Crawford lived on the 7200 block of Lynford St. in Castor Gardens.

“Following a complex investigation by Philadelphia homicide detectives, my office is today able to begin prosecution of Steven Williams, who collected thousands of dollars as a contract killer. His streak of wanton, violent crimes against our communities over the past two-plus years ends today,” Krasner said. “I would like to thank the Philadelphia Police Department for their investigation and my office’s homicide unit for moving forward with this case. Despite the closure of most court functions, we will proceed as quickly as possible to bring him to justice, and to support those who have been mourning his victims for years.”

Williams, of the 6900 block of Ogontz Ave. in West Oak Lane, is in custody at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Schuylkill County, for unrelated crimes that occurred in Montgomery County. ••

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