17 year old Mercedes Williamson was the youngest of 21 trans people murdered in the US last year, and her alleged killer will be on trial in a few weeks.
28 year old Josh Vallum is a known member of the Latin Kings gang who has been incarcerated since he was arrested June 2 for Williamson’s brutal murder. Williamson’s partially decomposed remains were found on Vallum’s father’s property in Rocky Creek, MS on June 1 after she went missing on May 30.
And as you probably guessed, the two have known each other for nine to eleven months. While she lived in Theodore, AL, her home address was in George County.
A George County, MS .grand jury indicted Vallum for Williamson’s murder back on July 29 with the trial set to start on February 1. If he is convicted, he faces life in prison with the possibility of parole at age 65..
We’ll stay tuned to this case to see if Mercedes receives justice in this case..