The girl arrested in Florida in the execution-style capturing of a Brooklyn lady over the summer season has been extradited to New York Metropolis to face prison expenses.
Police charged 42-year-old Claudia Banton of Georgia on Thursday with homicide and prison possession of a weapon for allegedly capturing Delia Johnson in the again of the top as she chatted with folks by a stoop in August. The motive for the killing stays unclear at this level.
Banton, who additionally goes by the names Claudia Williams and Kiesha Brown, was picked up by police in Jacksonville, Florida, earlier this month — greater than three months after the killing in Crown Heights that was caught on digital camera.
Surveillance video of the capturing beforehand launched by police confirmed a girl in black leggings get out of a double-parked white sedan and casually shoot Johnson in the top as she chatted with a bunch of folks by a stoop.
The shooter calmly walked again to the automotive together with her purse on her shoulder and drove off, police mentioned. Johnson was pronounced lifeless at a hospital.
Info on an lawyer for Banton wasn’t instantly obtainable.
The 42-year-old sufferer’s brother told the Daily News on the time he thought the shooter adopted Johnson from a neighborhood funeral that each had attended.
“She was at a funeral earlier in the evening for an old neighborhood friend to pay her respects, and then this happened,” Mathis Johnson, 47, informed the paper. “It was horrible. That lady executed my sister.”
Relations mentioned Johnson was an entrepreneur and the mom of a 17-year-old daughter. Her mom, Delia Barry, mentioned after her demise, “I’m in so much pain, I’m numb…trying my best to hold myself up but the slaughter, that’s what it was.”