Crime

Miami man convicted in execution-style murder of young mother

Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson Miami-Dade Corrections

A jury late Monday convicted a Miami man who shot a young mother to death and tried killing five others during a domestic dispute outside a North Miami-Dade home.

Charles Johnson, 35, now faces the death penalty for the execution-style murder of 22-year-old Luvonia Williams in January 2011. The sentencing portion of his trial begins Nov. 5.

Prosecutors say the shooting stemmed from Luvonia’s sister breaking up with David Johnson, Charles’ brother. The contentious domestic dispute culminated in the brothers, both armed with guns, shooting into a crowd outside the 1900 block of NW 92nd St. In all, three people were shot and wounded. Luvonia was struck and tried to stagger away. Prosecutors believe that Charles — on his brother’s orders — fired two final, fatal shots as she lay on the ground.

At the time of the shooting, Williams’ 1-year-old son was inside a nearby house that was also shot up. The jury found Charles Johnson guilty of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

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