COMPTON, Calif. — A man was ordered today to stand trial on a murder charge stemming from the death of a 17-year-old girl whose burning body was found last September on a South Los Angeles street.
Damond Williams, 36, is charged in the Sept. 17, 2012, slaying of Terrey Wright, whose body was discovered on Grand Avenue just north of 94th Street.
The girl died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to testimony presented at Williams’ preliminary hearing in Compton Superior Court.
Williams was arrested Jan. 10 and has remained jailed since then.
Along with the girl’s slaying, Williams was ordered to stand trial on one count each of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, forcible rape, sodomy by use of force and forcible oral copulation involving an alleged June 23, 2007, attack on a woman.
He is due back in court May 17 for arraignment.