According to authorities, 22-year-old D’Asia Johnson was fatally stabbed nine times by her ex-boyfriend, Justin Williams.
The 24-year-old is being accused of stabbing the victim, then dismembering the body and stuffing her remains in a suitcase in her Brooklyn apartment.
Johnson was allegedly stabbed in the torso five times and four times in the back.
On Monday, the district attorney, Eric Gonzalez, announced that Williams faces several charges of second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse in connection to the death of D’Asia Johnson. Johnson’s body was dismembered in two separate suitcases.
Williams allegedly used towels and cleaning products to cover the brutal scene.
“This defendant is accused of the horrific murder and dismemberment of his former girlfriend. While we can’t erase the tragic and cruel death of D’Asia Johnson, we are fully committed to bringing this defendant to justice. I hope that this prosecution brings a measure of solace to D’Asia’s family and friends,” Gonzalez said.
It is unclear if Williams will enter a plea deal as he is being held without bail. He will be due back in court on Jan. 25.