Marcel Mackabee was charged with one count of murder, and his wife, Rosemary Sayegh, was charged as an accessory in the shooting death of Philip Victor Williamson.
A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of whomever is responsible for the murder of alleged medical marijuana hauler Philip Victor Williamson, whose body was discovered on March 24, 2011 in an alley in Long Beach, California.
The award was proposed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Police believe Williamson, 29, reportedly a medicinal cannabis deliveryman, could have had up to $500,000 in cash on him when he died, reports Nick Schou at OC Weekly.
Williamson was shot in a Pine Avenue alleyway, and Long Beach Police say his death “could be linked” to his distributing medical marijuana from a collective in Chico to dispensaries in Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The reward money “may prompt witnesses to come forward,” Knabe said.
“Williamson was known to transport large quantities of processed marijuana between Chico and Los Angeles, selling it to medical marijuana collectives,” according to the Chico Enterprise-Record.
Police are trying to locate for questioning a man seen in video footage from a convenience store in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area. It shows a man in black sweatshirt and black pants making a purchase before driving away in a black Toyota 4Runner on the day Williamson was murdered.
The receipt for that transaction, she said, was later found by detectives at Williamson’s residence.