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Woman arrested, charged in teenager's murder expected in court Monday

 Kristy Hawkins
Kristy Hawkins (WNDU)
Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 7:43 AM EDT
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A woman arrested and later charged in a teenager’s murder is expected in court Monday afternoon.

Kristy Hawkins, 38 of South Bend was arrested after a shooting around 4 a.m. near the 3400 block of Curtiss Drive on June 13.

According to an affidavit, when officers arrived, they found Allen Williams, 17, unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Investigators said there had been a gathering in the parking lot. In attendance: Williams, his cousins and Hawkins.

Witnesses stated that before the shooting, Hawkins had gotten into an argument with another female. Hawkins then reportedly went to her car and came back with a handgun, before firing it multiple times, striking Williams.

In the affidavit, investigators said Hawkins admitted to firing her handgun, later telling authorities that at one point she felt "threatened by the crowd, who were accusing her of being part of racial unrest in the country."

According to the affidavit, Hawkins went on to say that that is when she "retrieved her handgun from the car...firing it just once in the air, and then lost control of her handgun as it flew out of her hand."

Hawkins claimed that others then fired weapons.

After collecting key evidence, however, authorities said there was only one handgun at that gathering, and it was fired multiple times.

Hawkins then said she saw Williams on the ground and thought he was having a seizure and crawled over to him.

Witnesses, however, debunked that claim.

In addition to murder, Hawkins faces a firearm enhancement charge.

Hawkins is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail with no bail and is due in court on Monday at 1 p.m.