by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
When some people go to sleep at night, they have fear of a burglar intruding on their home. Most mothers would not think that an attack on their family would be at the hands of their son. However, on Monday morning around 1:30 in San Diego, California, the son of 52-year-old Donna Williams not only took her life but that of her 18-year-old daughter, Breanna Williams.
Neighbors called the police reporting screams coming from the Williams home as Brian Williams stabbed his mother and sister to death. The 24-year-old was found sitting calmly next to Breanna’s dead body when authorities arrived. Police arrested Brian without any problems of resistance, and he appeared to authorities to be in his right mind. NBC News reports:
“San Diego police arrived to a gruesome scene. Officials say the naked body of Breanna was found on a walkway near the driveway. She had suffered knife wounds and had either fallen or was pushed from the second-story window. Officers called for paramedics but they were unable to save her. Inside, officers found Donna Williams, 52, a detective in the SDPD Child Abuse Unit. She too had been stabbed.”
Reportedly Donna, Breanna, and Brian all lived in the same home according to police. Because Donna was found wearing casual clothing, police believe she may have been watching television. Breanna was found nude, but it is believed by police that this may have been the way she typically slept. According to NBC News, “detectives located a large kitchen knife on the front lawn that they believe is the murder weapon, [and] Brian Williams has been booked at the county jail facing two counts of murder.”
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.