William Hunt Remains Held in Death of George White

Judge Rhonda Winston found substantial probability Friday against William Hunt in connection with the 2011 stabbing death of George White.

Police found White, 48, dead from multiple stab wounds at approximately 1:45 p.m. on May 20, 2011 in his apartment on the 400 block of Newcomb Street Southeast. Charging documents say that White was stabbed 59 times.

On Friday, Metropolitan Police Detective Carter Adams testified that White actually suffered 67 “sharp incise wounds.”

According to charging documents, Hunt told police that he had a conversation with White that day after White complained about the noise of his mower. In that interview, Hunt said he had “nothing to do” with White’s death, documents say.

Adams testified that a witness who was “very close” to Hunt heard him confess to the stabbing and say that he “went back outside to cut the grass” afterwards, according to Adams. The witness told police that Hunt “just started talking about it,” according to Adams.

Another witness overheard White arguing with Hunt because Hunt’s lawnmower was too loud and said that they were both angry. The witness said that later that day, Hunt went to White’s apartment and banged on the door, according to Adams.

Hunt, who is being held without bond, was arrested in Yonkers, NY, January 31 of this year.

Judge Winston said she found substantial probability because Hunt, 57, moved to New York to avoid authorities in both Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. “That shows a consciousness of guilt,” said Judge Winston.

A status hearing is scheduled for September 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Additional reporting by Kristian Hernandez.

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