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UPDATED | Williams could face death penalty for Burger murder

Published: Wed, July 2, 2014 @ 10:54 a.m.


Ricki D. Williams IV, 18 of Youngstown, arrested in connection with Gina Burger’s death, was given a $750,000 bond on multiple felony charges today.

Williams faces felony charges of aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping, intimidation, tampering with evidence, two counts of abduction, possession of criminal tools, abuse of corpse, and one misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass.

While he could not enter a plea to the many felony charges at this morning’s arraignment, he entered a plea of not guilty on the criminal trespass charge.

According to the police report, Williams burglarized a Youngstown home on June 23 and stole a vehicle from that home that he then drove to 987 Compass West Apartments.

The victim of the theft found his vehicle in the rear of the apartments with Williams still in the vehicle. The two exchanged words and Williams made threats that he had a gun with him. The incident was reported to detectives June 27.

That same night Williams is alleged to have killed Burger in the apartment complex.

U.S. Marshals apprehended Williams on the criminal trespass charge on Lakeview Avenue on Youngstown’s West Side Tuesday night.

According to a criminal activity report given by Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor Ken Cardinal, Williams admitted to taking part in the stabbing of and disposal of Gina Burger’s body at 987 Compass West on June 23.

Cardinal said he was going to ask the grand jury for the death penalty in the case.

“His purpose was to kill someone that night,” Cardinal said.


1axe(1 comment)posted 2 years ago

When is something going to be done about the scourge of "BLACK ON WHITE CRIME?"

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2kleener(52 comments)posted 2 years ago

Never, that would be considered racist, remember???? Anyway this idiot will play the dumb card and he'll be on death row for 30 years like Danny Hill.

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3steivo(540 comments)posted 2 years ago

The only answer that will work is t throw these thugs into prison for longer and longer periods of time. Stop worrying about their rights or the racial make-up of the prison populations. If someone commits a crime while carrying a gun, it should be a minimum sentence of 20 years with no parole. When the get out after 20 years, any violation of parole should result in 20 more years with no parole. If caught with an illegal gun, it should be a minimum of 10 years with no parole. If guilty of murder, it should be the death penalty. The courts just have to speak in language that they understand.

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42muchtax(897 comments)posted 2 years ago

Do the world a favor and give this low life the death penalty! Save the taxpayers the money!

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5walter_sobchak(2726 comments)posted 2 years ago

Oh yeah, the WTAE story made my blood boil! This poor girl led a tragic life and then had it ended by this shred of human debris. Seems like they have the physical evidence along with a "witness". Gotta love that Section 8!

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676Ytown(1370 comments)posted 2 years ago

Pure evil.

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7steivo(540 comments)posted 2 years ago

The electric chair would wipe that smile off his face.

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8kleener(52 comments)posted 2 years ago

The sick POS actually asked the mom if she wanted to buy the pack n play her dead daughter was in as to taunt her. This is insane behavior, not mental incompetence. I pray someone disposes of this waste of sperm in jail or in prison and they make it hurt really bad.

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9DSquared(1788 comments)posted 2 years ago

Time for him to "Ride the Lightning"! And do it quickly before ODumbo and Holder pardon this piece of dogsh!t. ( I apologize to all dog owners)

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10itstrue(1 comment)posted 2 years ago

How come all these violent assaults and murders (overwhelmingly black on white) never make it to the main stream media?!!! Seems this is being done on purpose. Blacks will swear that it's always whites assaulting them! Unbelievable!!!

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11FedUpwSocialismLite(1 comment)posted 2 years ago

"So,who will be picking up The Justice Brothers, Jesse and Al, at the airport?"

Well, my best guess would be the guy that amazingly found his stolen car with the piece of garbage in it at Compass West, was supposedly threatened with a gun, and then shut his mouth for four days until Gina's body was confirmed. Who does that?

Your car get's stolen, you miraculously find it with the perp still in it, you live to tell about it. Then, in the days following probably know there is a missing person investigation, and keep your mouth shut until you think "Oh crap, someone might think I did that" Presumably after Gina's body was positively IDed..

Sharpton and Jackson do nothing to advance the black community. If they cared, they would have made a difference by now. Why? It is just a money-making racket for them... Selling Victimhood is all they have left. It is not enough that we have a black president, a black Attorney General. All sorts of black people have attained success. That doesn't pay Jesse's and Al's bills though. Creating victims and further dividing people does.

Another thing, speaking of the President. Will Obama get on TV tomorrow and make a speech about this and say something like "If I had a son, he would look just like Ricki"? The way he did with Trayvon Martin?

Well, I just wonder......

RIP Gina, you were loved by many.

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12DSquared(1788 comments)posted 2 years ago

ODumbo now voted as worse President ever!

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13kleener(52 comments)posted 2 years ago

I agree JRBYoungstown. Is there some other thug in county right now facing death or life in prison where we can all donate to his commissary to get rid of trashy Williams? And in the most inhumane way possible? I'll vote for the sales tax levy if they can make it happen.

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14handymandave(578 comments)posted 2 years ago

There is no turning off the cameras in the county anymore. This POS low-life scoundrel will get to spend many many years institutionalized at our expense which beats him being out in the streets causing more destructive behavior but not as nice for him as a nice public hanging quickly. smoothly, no appeals.

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1576Ytown(1370 comments)posted 2 years ago

Another article that vindy didn't carry. The smirk on his face in court.


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16uptowngirl(139 comments)posted 2 years ago

And he should face the death penalty.

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