An inmate who was recently released in Florida due concerns over coronavirus and was deemed “low-risk” has now committed murder, only a day after being let loose.
As The Daily Mail reports:
Joseph Williams, 26, was initially booked into Orient Road Jail on March 13 for possession of heroin (less than four grams), a third-degree felony, and possession drug paraphernalia, a first-degree misdemeanor.
But on March 19 Williams was one of 164 inmates deemed low-risk who was allowed to leave custody following the issuance of Administrative Order 2020-018 which allows people to go free early to decrease the risk of contracting COVID-19 in crowded facilities.
He left the Hillsborough County jail at 8.02am but by 10.40pm the next day, police were called to the scene of 8000 block of Ash Avenue in Tampa where a man had been shot dead.
Joseph Edward Williams was released from Hillsborough Co. Jail to “Slow the Spread” of China Virus
Police respond to a murder scene in Tampa—Joseph Edward Williams was arrested in connection with the murder
RT if criminals should STAY in prison!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 14, 2020
Jails around the country have been releasing inmates they have deemed as “low-risk” like Williams in an attempt to stop the Coronavirus from spreading in jails and prisons.