Rannita Williams, 27, was held hostage by ex-boyfriend Johnathan Robinson, 36, on Thursday, April 12. She streamed what would become her final minutes alive on Facebook, in hopes that her family and friends would come to her aid. Unfortunately, according to People, the mother-of-three ended up being fatally shot during the live broadcast.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at Williams’ home in Shreveport, Louisiana. In the video, you can see Williams being forced to apologize for Robinson, although investigators have yet to uncover why Williams was apologizing to her ex. Throughout the duration of the live-stream, Robinson can be heard saying, “B**** wanna be famous?”
To which, Williams responded “no,” and Robinson continued to hover over Williams in a threatening manner, muttering, “Everybody wanna be famous, let’s be famous today.”
As Williams pleaded, “Stop Jonathan,” he then grabbed a rifle and fired six shots at her. Williams’ phone later dropped to the ground, but the stream continued. At the end of the video, Robinson is seen standing over Williams, telling her: “Now b****, game over. Game over b****.”
Williams was rushed to the hospital, where she later died of gunshot wounds. The victim’s family said that she had dated Robinson off and on for years, but the relationship ended for good around two years ago. As reported by People, Robinson was arrested and charged in 2015 for domestic violence.
In connection with Williams’ death, authorities have charged Robinson with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm.
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