August 21, 2019
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Attorney: Williams believed he had to talk to ‘avoid further beatings’

In this BDN Facebook Live video recorded outside the Cumberland County Courthouse after the first day of a three- or four-day hearing, defense attorney Verne Paradie tells reporters his client, John D. Williams, believed he had to tell detectives what they wanted to hear to avoid being sent back to the officers who arrested him, who he claims beat him.

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