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Matt Barnes turns to social media for help in aunt's murder

Matt Barnes: 'Help Me Catch the Man Who Murdered My Aunt'

XN Sports

Veteran L.A. Clippers forward Matt Barnes is hoping the world wide web will lead police to the whereabouts of the man suspected of fatally attacking his aunt in an early morning, brazen attack in the middle of a Sacramento neighborhood.

According to the Sacramento Bee, 48-year-old Tanganyika Williams was found bleeding and suffering from stab wounds to the upper body early Tuesday morning on a residential sidewalk. She was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital and grieving family members have since told police she was last known to be going to visit Michael Williams, her 51-year-old estranged husband.

Sacramento police officer Michele Gigante later added an arrest warrant has been issued for Williams, who has not been able to be located since Tanganyika Williams' body was discovered.

With an approving nod from investigators, Barnes has taken to social media in hopes of flushing the suspect out. "This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last week & left her for dead on the sidewalk, she ended up dying on the way to the hospital in the ambulance. If you hv any info on his where abouts contact the #SacPD #SacramentoWeNeedYourHelp #RIPTang," Barnes posted to his more than 262,000 Twitter followers. He also posted photos of Michael Williams on his Instagram account.

Further describing Williams as 5-foot-7 and weighing slightly over 200 pounds, Sacramento police spokeswoman Michele Gigante revealed Williams is still believed to be somewhere in the south Sacramento area.

"My mom was a happy-go-lucky person who always liked to smile and have fun," David Williams told The Bee. "She loved her children and her grandchildren." Williams later added the couple had been quarreling in recent days, fueling the family's speculation all the more that Michael Williams may be somehow involved in the attack.

Authorities are now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Williams and those with any information are instructed to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357.

An 11-year NBA veteran who attended high school in Sacramento, Barnes has spent eight of his NBA seasons playing in his native California with the Clippers, Warriors, Kings and Lakers.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections police data online also reveal Williams has previously served 13-years in prison for shooting his mother-in-law in the face in 1992 during a family dispute.


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troll1141 July 24 2014 at 11:47 AM

You can take em out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of them !

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Anthony July 24 2014 at 2:28 PM

Lmao - Bigots are left to circle jerk each other on AOL. Turns out: YOU DID LOSE YOUR COUNTRY!

Aint life sweet?

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coopdabomb Anthony July 25 2014 at 9:36 AM

Your black is showing

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Scooter July 24 2014 at 1:43 PM

Got tattoos?

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yayabeanes July 24 2014 at 11:38 AM

Only a one thousand dollar reward...His wife's outfits and jewelry cost more than that...So do his suits and man bling...Betcha he has a diamond stud earring or watch costing more then a grand.

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jdsept yayabeanes July 25 2014 at 12:47 PM

Dopey, learn to read. "Authorities are now offering a $1,000 reward" Authorities are offering the reward not HIM. Few families in murder cases offer any reward, like the article, authorities might though.

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fb723 July 24 2014 at 6:18 PM

Good luck with it. But U know what happens to snitchers in the hood?

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bd2thebone July 24 2014 at 12:45 PM

Must have been another white racist like Sterling. Not!

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vobox3343 bd2thebone July 24 2014 at 3:39 PM

What does the murder of someone's aunt have to do with Sterling. Racists are incredibly stupid, this we know from experience. But why show ignorance on a daily basis?

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cat1bb1 July 25 2014 at 9:22 AM

A woman was murdered by her husband! This happens over 2000 times a year in the US. The racists in this comment section would rather speak about race, ghetto, tattoos, a persons name and other things that have nothing to do with DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. All of you are a disgrace! I pray for this family for healing and I pray for the healing of all of the minds and hearts of the racists and bigots on this site!

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cat1bb1 July 25 2014 at 9:48 AM

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is neither funny nor acceptable by anyone who has suffered through this dispicable offense or lost a family member to it. Sadly enough ALL races and sexes have committed these horrendous crimes. All those who are making the the racist and/or bigoted comments should be ashamed of your/them selves but then again they may not have enough empathy in your/them selves to be decent human beings!

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liondog96 July 24 2014 at 5:40 PM

He should hire a private investigator. But usually they can't work a case until police close their investigation.

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wj406xd July 24 2014 at 4:05 PM

Don't know why the blafro's complain about these murders ,it's just fun & Braggin right's for these Enemies of America ?? They won't even Try to Stop these crimes on their own ! You can tell how Terrible these Blafro's are ,because oibombajhad has to force Whites & other's to live any where near them by creating laws that say ,If you build a housing development you Must have 35% blafro's ,25% Illegal Alien's & 15% gay's !! Or ELSE ! Oh & then you got to Support them just to Live there !! Next you'll be Forced to Build an Edition on Your Home Just for Them !! Wherever They go , they Destroy that Place !!

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