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Berkley Man Indicted in Murder of Wareham Man

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BROCKTON – A Berkley man was indicted today on charges that he shot and killed a man in his Wareham home, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.

A Plymouth County Grand Jury returned a Murder and firearms-related indictments today against John Wittey (DOB: 11/01/45) of Berkley.

At 11:48 a.m. February 9, 2016, Wareham Police received a 911 call from a person at 120 Glenn Charlie Road reporting that they had discovered a friend unresponsive. Upon arrival, police found the victim, John E. Williams II (DOB: 04/13/45) deceased inside the home, in a pool of blood with obvious wounds to his body. Wareham Police immediately contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Mr. Williams’ death was a homicide caused by multiple gunshot wounds and sharp force injuries.

Over the following hours, days, and weeks, investigators gathered and preserved possible forensic evidence, executed search warrants, reviewed electronic data, and conducted ballistics testing and comparisons.

Wittey is accused of traveling from Berkley to Mr. Williams’ home on Glenn Charlie Road in Wareham. There, he is alleged to have shot and stabbed Williams multiple times while inside the house.

In addition to the Murder indictment, Wittey was also indicted fro two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device/weapon, and unlawful possession of ammunition without an FID card. Wittey is currently being held without bail and will be arraigned in Brockton Superior Court at a later date.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic and was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Wareham Police.


May 24, 2016