Former SJU hoopster faces more charges in the shooting death of limo driver
Former St. John’s basketball player Jayson Williams had more charges filed against him Monday in connection with the Feb. 14 shooting death of limosine driver Costas Christofi in William’s New Jersey mansion.
Prosecutors formally charged Williams, who already has been accused of manslaughter, with hindering apprehension, two counts of evidence tampering, one count of witness tampering and one count of conspiracy to obstruct the law.
Prosecutors said that Williams wiped his fingerprints off the shotgun used to kill
Christofi then told house guests to lie to police that the driver killed himself.
Prosecutors also alledge that Williams removed the clothes that he was wearing at the time of the shooting and gave police other clothes.
They said he also repositioned the gun and attempted to imprint the victim’s fingerprints on the weapon to make it look like a suicide.
Williams wore a St. John’s uniform from 1988 to 1990. He played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets until 1999 after sustaining a broken leg. In 1999, Williams donated $2 million to St. John’s, which has still yet to be paid in full.
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