A new trial is underway this week in Chemung County Court for a mistrial that was declared in August in the case of an Elmira man accused in the shooting death of another following an argument over an Xbox.
29 year old Akeem Williams is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 44 year old Tiko Head of Elmira. In the first trial, a witness testified shortly after Williams came home early one morning in June of 2016, Head arrived. The two men got into a argument about one of them using the other’s Xbox when it quickly escalated. The witness testified both men were about 3 feet from each other when she heard a loud noise and Head grabbed his chest and said he had been shot. Williams testified on his own behalf in the initial trial, telling the jury the shooting was accidental.
Williams was sent back to jail on one million dollars bail following the mistrial.