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Man Accused of Killing Teen Girl Whose Body Was Found Burning On the Street

Terrey Wright (Photo via Terrey Wright Rest in Paradise on Facebook)
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Murder charges were filed Monday against a man suspected of killing a teen girl whose burning body was found last fall on a South L.A. street.35-year-old Damond Williams is accused of murdering 17-year-old Terrey Wright on September 17, 2012. The victim was allegedly out to visit a friend the night she was killed, according to what her mother told authorities at the time.

Williams was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department last Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The suspect is also charged with assaulting and raping another woman in 2007. The older incident involves a living victim, identified as Patricia B. Charges against Williams for the 2007 crime also include one count each of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, forcible rape, sodomy by force and forcible oral copulation.

Bail was recommended at $1.33 million.

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If convicted, Williams could be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.