News: Slain DJ Megatron's Family Get Justice, Murderer Receives Over 20 Years Behind Bars

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The family of slain New York television/radio personality DJ Megatron can put an end to the pain of waiting to find out the fate of William "Billy" Williams two years after he gunned down the entertainer.

According to reports, Williams received a hefty prison sentence this week in court.

The man who gunned down radio and TV personality DJ Megatron in New York City will spend 21 years in prison. The Staten Island Advance says William "Billy" Williams was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January. Louvenia McGriff said at the sentencing that her son lived to help others. A second defendant is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. (Yahoo News)

Murder charges were initially handed to Williams and an accomplice days after the shooting took place.

A day after a popular disc jockey was laid to rest, two men were arrested and charged in in connection with his death. Corey McGriff, seen above, known to his fans as DJ Megatron, was shot and killed on March 27 in his Clifton neighborhood on Staten Island. Richard Cromwell, 20, and William Williams, 21, were charged today with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, stolen property and robbery. (New York 1)

Details of the fatal shooting heated up the Internet in March 2011.

DJ Megatron, a popular hip-hop radio personality who frequently appeared on BET's 106 & Park television program, was shot and killed early this morning near his home in Staten Island, according to the Associated Press. Police said the 32-year old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead around 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his chest. No arrests have been made. (Entertainment Weekly)

The late entertainer's mother previously spoke on losing her son to gun violence after the news went public.

As NYPD detectives combed the scene of the whodunit, DJ Megatron's family reeled from their sudden loss. "It is just earth-shattering," his mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60, told the Daily News by telephone from her Georgia home. "Words can't describe the way my husband and I feel right now. I just don't know how we're going to make it without him. He was our golden child." (New York Daily News)

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