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LA Clippers’ Matt Barnes’ aunt is murdered

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Killer is captured, thanks to social media

LA Clippers’ player Matt Barnes is distraught. The man accused of killing his aunt Tanganyika Williams, 48, was her husband Michael Williams, 51. He’d bee on the run since July 8, 2014. Barnes sent out a plea to his more than 262,000 social media followers to help track Williams down. The Sacramento Police Department on Tuesday said the suspect is now in police custody “thanks to a citizen tip.”

Tanganyika Williams

Tanganyika Williams was stabbed and died on the way to the hospital. Michael Williams fled the scene and prior to his capture was believed to be hiding out in the streets of Sacramento, California. The family created a GoFundMe page to raise $5,000 to pay funeral costs.

Matt Barnes is married to Gloria Govan, formerly of “Basketball Wives LA.” They have twin sons. Last season, Barnes signed a three-year, $10.2 million contract with the Clippers.


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  2. Marjon on July 30, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Why are they asking for funeral service money if Matt Barnes just signed a million dollar contract! smh!

    • Craig on July 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      young ballers dont understand their position, when they get that check they are told to avoid family instead of thinking of ways to employ or uplift family economic situations.

      The be talking about family be wanting stuff from them, well duh it should be their goal to create something where the family can make a living. they have the wrong mindset, if u get rich an your family is poor they have every right to want something its just your job to be smart about it.

  3. sugarbutterbean on July 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    why would they have to get a GO FUND ME ACCOUNT TO RAISE $5000 DOLLARS IF HE JUST SIGNED A 10 million contract ??? this is shadddddy .. and why is he so active trying to catch the man instead of focusing on the emotional well being of his family and paying the funeral so they want have to be stressed out ..!!! black men are some of the mismanaged petty with money people i ever seen , he will go get a mansion …and buy a car but cant bury his aunt properly/ ? dam shame