Gerald Williamson | Homicide Watch Boston news about Gerald Williamsonen-usFri, 21 Oct 2016 11:49:00 -0400Accused admits guilt in 2014 stabbing outside Dorchester Restaurant<p style="text-align:justify">When the case against Edgargo Clark, a suspect in the shocking stabbing of 31-year-old Gerald Williamson outside a Dorchester restaurant, went to mistrial last year, it proved to be a setback in moving towards justice for the victim.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">But on Thursday, October 20, 2016, Edgargo Clark admitted to stabbing Williamson and pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter during his appearance at the Suffolk Superior Court.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Edgargo Clark has now been sentenced by Judge Christine Roach with a 16 to 18 years in prison.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Had the case proceeded to trial, the DA's office says that ADA Ian Polumbaum would have presented evidence to prove that there was no relation between Williamson and Clark when the verbal altercation began on the evening of October 16, 2014 in the Dorchester restaurant. But the strangers soon turned to foes. The argument eventually did appear to be over until Williamson bumped Clark while leaving the restaurant. An enraged Clark followed Williamson out and a fistfight ensued. When it looked like Williamson had over-powered Clark, Clark took out a knife and stabbed Williamson in the neck.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Edgargo Clark was arrested and indicted for first-degree murder in 2014 but there was a mistrial when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict. But with the latest development in the case, and Clark's guilty plea, he has finally been convicted.</p> Priyanka KetkarFri, 21 Oct 2016 11:49:00 -0400 WilliamsonEdgardo ClarkMistrial declared in 2014 stabbing outside Dorchester restaurant<p>After deliberating for more than three days, jurors in the murder trial of Edgardo Clark declared themselves deadlocked, and the judge declared a mistrial.</p> <p>Clark, 31, of Quincy, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of 31-year-old Gerald Williamson of Boston.</p> <p>Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, the two men allegedly got into an argument inside a Chinese food restaurant on Bowdoin Street near Olney Street in Dorchester. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Williamson attempted to walk away from the verbal confrontation, but Clark reportedly followed him out of the restaurant and began a physical altercation, and pulled out a knife. Williamson started to retreat, prosecutors say, but Clark stabbed him in the neck.</p> <p>Williamson died from his injuries. at Boston Medical Center.</p> <p>Jury deliberations in the case began Tuesday, and on Friday jurors announced they were hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors say they expect to re-try the case.</p> Gail WaterhouseWed, 16 Mar 2016 13:59:49 -0400 WilliamsonEdgardo Clark