It’s no secret that prisoners can get all types of contraband into their jail cell, and in this age of social media, it’s not uncommon to have a few prisoners as a part of your online social network.
Williamson, a convicted murderer who is locked up for killing an Alabama man, was reportedly caught live streaming from inside his prison cell and the family of the man he murdered is furious.
Details + video below…
According to the Huffington Post, Williamson used Periscope, a live video streaming app, to broadcast from behind prison walls.
The Periscope accounts Williamson was allegedly using have since been deactivated. While it remains unclear how long the accounts were active, the Periscope account was reportedly active long enough for the inmate to amass over 3,000 followers!
“This ain’t comfortable for me to be sitting here watching him like he is having fun. It ain’t no fun when your family is dead,” the murdered man’s sister, Chiquita Mushat, told Montgomery’s WSFA News when she was shown video of Devin Williamson live streaming from inside Montgomery’s Kilby Correctional Facility.
VIDEO: Family Outraged After Devin Williams Discovered Using Periscope From Prison **VIDEO FIXED**
Williamson, 26, is serving life a life sentence for the Christmas Day 2011 murder of 25-year-old Jervarin Mushat.
According to The Montgomery Advertiser, Williamson shot and killed Jervarin Mushat outside a home in west Montgomery. The two men had reportedly argued about money prior to the shooting.
“He is sitting there acting like he enjoy himself in jail, and my brother I cannot see no more,” Mushat told WSFA News. “Don’t nobody need to be supporting a murderer.”
During the live streams, Williamson allegedly asked viewers to send him money for his commissary account and to purchase data for his cellphone. He also reportedly set up a GoFundMe account, which has since been taken down.
A spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections told WSFA News an investigation is underway. In the interim, Williamson has reportedly been transferred to a more secure facility.