Casino Crime Roundup: Guilty Plea in Performer’s Murder at Caesars Southern Indiana

guilty plea in a performer's murder at Caesars Southern Indiana
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Antwaun Proctor, the 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting hip-hop musician LilDon Williams, 32, at Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, pleaded guilty on Thursday. According to the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office, Proctor admitted to the murder that took place in March and is scheduled for sentencing on July 22, where he could face decades in prison.

Proctor faces multiple charges including murder, robbery, criminal mischief, auto theft, and obstruction of justice, as reported by Kentucky TV station WHAS. He remains in custody at Harrison County Jail in Indiana.

Details of the Crime

On March 17, Williams performed in Louisville, Kentucky before traveling 14 miles to Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino with family and friends. Proctor and an accomplice followed him to the casino and waited for him to leave. When Williams returned to his car three hours later, the suspects, both armed with assault rifles and wearing masks, approached him.

Williams attempted to escape but was shot multiple times by Proctor and the accomplice. He was critically wounded and died at the scene. “I would describe it as an execution. This was a man caught on camera, running for his life and ultimately succumbing to gunfire,” Harrison County Prosecutor Otto Schalk told Indiana TV station WLKY.

Authorities have not disclosed whether the second suspect has been charged.

Williams was a hip-hop performer who also worked full-time at a Ford plant. He was one of several artists who performed at a Kentucky concert hours before the fatal shooting.

Other Recent Casino-Related Crimes

Drunk Man Urinates Outside Casino: Earlier this month, an intoxicated man was arrested for urinating in front of Pennsylvania’s Hollywood Casino. The suspect from Mechanicsburg, PA, was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, according to Pennsylvania TV station WHTM. State Police reported that the man was drunk and refused to leave the casino property.

Slot Machine Vandalized: On June 9, a visitor at Hollywood Casino in Pennsylvania threw a chair at a slot machine, causing damage to both the chair and the gaming machine. The repair cost is estimated at $1,100, according to WHTM. State Police have not revealed the motive behind the vandalism, and no suspect had been arrested as of earlier this month.

Conclusion

The guilty plea from Antwaun Proctor in the murder of LilDon Williams highlights the severe and often tragic nature of some crimes associated with casinos. While Proctor awaits sentencing, other incidents, such as public drunkenness and vandalism, continue to underscore the diverse challenges casino security faces in maintaining a safe environment for patrons and staff alike.