The indictment contains 35 counts including FELONY MURDER

Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the 35-COUNT INDICTMENT, by a Fulton County Grand Jury, of 34-year-old KAHRE WILLIAMS.

On April 20, 2019, at approximately 3:40am, a Georgia State Patrol Sergeant was traveling southbound on Spring Street between 3rd Street NE and Ponce de Leon Avenue NE in Atlanta when a Dodge Charger, being driven by Kahre Williams, pulled out in front of him and began to drive the wrong way on the one-way street. The GSP Sergeant activated his siren and blue lights and pulled in front of the vehicle. Williams performed a U-turn to avoid being stopped and accelerated in the other direction along Spring Street at a high rate of speed. Williams ran two stoplights before entering I-75/85 Southbound. Moments later, Williams lost control of his vehicle and slammed it into two other vehicles on the interstate. The defendant was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

64-year-old Juan Gispert de Armas, who was driving one of the other vehicles, was critically injured after sustaining two broken knees and multiple broken bones in his face. His wife, 51-year-old Maria Gispert, and his son, 28-year-old Juan Gispert, Jr., were both killed as a result of the crash. Juan Gispert de Armas’ other son, 25-year-old Angel Gispert suffered a broken right leg and scalp lacerations, while the final passenger in that vehicle, 49-year-old Kimberly Bennett, sustained a broken leg and multiple broken bones in her face. The driver of the second vehicle, 58-year-old Lara Artis, suffered a fractured left ankle as well as multiple bruises to her neck and back, and her passenger, 59-year-old Charles Sibley, sustained a ruptured Achilles and a broken tooth.

Williams faces (35) counts as part of this indictment, including:

  • FELONY MURDER (2)
  • HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE IN THE 1ST DEGREE (8)
  • SERIOUS INJURY BY VEHICLE (10)
  • HIT AND RUN RESULTING IN DEATH (7)
  • FLEEING AND ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE POLICE OFFICER
  • RECKLESS DRIVING
  • DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
  • DRIVING WRONG WAY ON ONE-WAY ROAD
  • FAILURE TO OBEY RED LIGHT (2)
  • IMPROPER LANE CHANGE
  • OBSTRUCTION OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

 A copy of the indictment will be available when it is processed by the Fulton County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.