- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two people related to Kareem Turner, who has been convicted of murder, are facing charges after police say they tried to intimidate witnesses in Turner’s trial.

Norfolk police tell local media they began investigating on June 1 after threats were made against witnesses testifying in the Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kareem Turner trial. On Tuesday, Turner was found guilty of murder, attempted robbery and gun charges in connection to the 2014 fatal shooting of Dajuan Glover.

On June 3, police charged Turner’s mother, 54-year-old Gloria Williams, and 34-year-old Rashi Webb, another relative of Turner, with one count each of felony obstruction of justice.

On Monday, a Norfolk judge said “events” happened over the weekend that “pose a threat to some of the witnesses.” He then barred Turner’s family members from the courtroom.

It’s unclear if Williams or Webb have attorneys.



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