The man who police say has confessed to stabbing his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins Friday made a series of strange outbursts during a wild court hearing in which families had to be separated Monday.
Defendant Antonio Shareek Williams is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of the three girls. The 25-year-old appeared to deny he was responsible for the killings before the scuffle broke out between members of the grieving families.
As Williams entered the Maryland courtroom Monday, he yelled, about his mother, "Andrena Kelley, that's my mom. That's my mom."
After he was seated, he said, "He's here. No, no, no, no!"
And as the hearing got underway, Williams kept repeating, "I'm not the one you looking for. I'm not the one you're looking for."
The hearing was halted after his outbursts, and the judge ordered a mental evaluation, saying it was obvious he was incapable of a hearing Monday.
As he was escorted out of the courtroom, his mother, Andrena Kelley, yelled out to him, "Mommy love you. I'm here. Mommy's here, baby."
The victims' fathers then yelled across to the courtroom at her. One father yelled back, "Your daughter is the one who needed you," referring to her 6-year-old daughter Nadiara Janae Withers, the defendant's sister.
A brawl broke out, with sheriff's deputies holding the victims' fathers back from Kelley.
“One dad said, ‘She’s supposed to bury me,’ and he cannot yet understand how to move forward and bury the baby that he expected to be able to bury him,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks recounted. “The mother in the case, of course, of the defendant, made comments that really did incite further pain.”
Police said the girls' bodies were discovered around 7:30 a.m. Friday in a home in the 6400 block of Brooke Jane Drive in Clinton, Maryland.
Investigators said Williams was left in the home by his mother to watch over Nadiara and two cousins: 9-year-old Ariana Elizabeth DeCree and 6-year-old Ajayah Royale DeCree.
VIDEO: Our Homicide Detectives escort 25 y/o triple homicide suspect Antonio Williams to Department of Corrections late Friday night. pic.twitter.com/ToM35IT03z— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) August 19, 2017
The DeCree sisters are from in Newark, New Jersey, and were in Clinton visiting for the summer. They are the daughters of Williams' mother's cousin, police said.
When Kelley returned home from work early Friday morning, she discovered the girls in their beds, suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds.
The Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the scene, but all three children were pronounced dead.
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Police said they found a 2-year-old girl, who was unharmed, in the home when they arrived. She was another sister of the suspect.
Investigators said Williams was arrested and later provided a full confession of how he stabbed and killed the three girls as the kids shared a bed. They said he did not provide a reason for the attack.
Williams is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.
Nadiara's father and stepmother set up a GoFundMe page for the little girl's funeral.