In the actor Michael K. Williams death a dealer entered a guilty plea.
(AP) NEW YORK — On Wednesday a Brooklyn drug dealer admitted to giving the heroin that killed “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams fentanyl.
U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams scheduled the sentencing for August 18; Cartagena will then be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of forty years.
The well-known actor who appeared in several movies and TV shows including “Boardwalk Empire” overdosed at his penthouse Brooklyn apartment in September 2021.
The sale took place in “broad daylight in New York City feeding addiction and causing tragedy” according to U.S. Attorney Damian Williams who is not related to the actor.
Michael K. Williams was slain by the deadly dose that the perpetrator delivered according to Williams.
Williams passed away despite a police investigation in New York City that resulted in the placement of a hired informant conducting controlled heroin purchases on the same street as Williams.
Omar Little the “stick-up boy” character played by actor Jesse Williams in the HBO series “The Wire” which concluded in 2008 but is still widely watched online was inspired by a real-life person.
Williams had previously discussed his struggles with addiction in interviews.