A grand jury has indicted a suspect who evaded charges for nearly four months in the slaying of Sherine Williams, 24, of Sterling.
Authorities have charged Daunteril Hall, 28, also of Sterling, with capital murder, robbery and two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Investigators refused to disclose the cause of her death prior to the indictment Monday.
HALL HAS BEEN incarcerated since his arrest in Ohio on unrelated charges involving the beating of a 29-year-old Leesburg woman. A Canton policeman recognized Hall, who attended elementary school in the Ohio town, as he was walking along Logan Street, five days after Williams died. A federal warrant had been issued for his arrest for the alleged beating.
He was charged with the felonious aggravated malicious wounding of the Leesburg woman. Hall was accused of using his fist and a stick to beat the woman in Sterling on May 23, 2004. An Aug. 1 trial date has been set in the case.
Commonwealth's Attorney James Plowman had been holding off on the additional charges stemming from Williams' alleged murder, because he said Hall was off the street. Capital murder carries a penalty of life to death. The punishment for robbery is five years to life. Firearm one carries a fixed sentence of three years and firearm two has a fixed sentence of five years.
WILLIAMS' BODY was found in her bathroom, after family members forced entry into her Reserve Falls Terrace apartment.
Williams, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was a 1999 Loudoun Valley High School graduate. She worked three years as a mortgage loan officer at Bank of America and wanted to become a famous model some day. She was described by people who knew her as quiet-spoken around people she did not know well and outgoing with friends and family.