Could a prosecution mistake derail the trial of an accused Lake Boyz gang member?
Tommy Williams is facing racketeering chargers. Tension could be felt in the courtroom as the state realized it referenced a previous case on Monday involving cocaine and a man named Tommy Williams.
But it was the wrong Tommy Williams.
The state admitted the error and moved to strike the information. But the defense argued that would not be sufficient. The lawyer for Williams, 24, wants to speak directly to the jury about the mix-up after the judge provides instructions.