The legal defense fund for the young man accused of fatally stabbing an aggressive, ex-con straphanger who punched him and his girlfriend has topped $95,000.
Jordan Williams, 20, is facing manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon charge in the death of Devictor Ouedraogo, 36, who was being “obnoxious” to passengers and started arguing with Williams as they rode a northbound J train Tuesday evening, a witness said.
Ouedraogo, who served time in 2009 for attempted robbery, then slugged Williams and his girlfriend in the face before Williams allegedly stabbed him, a witness said.
The fundraiser launched on Christian donation site GiveSendGo had collected $95,920 as of Saturday evening, with donors praising Williams, who has been compared to former Marine Daniel Penny who was indicted for killing mentally ill homeless man Jordan Neely after Neely allegedly threatened passengers on the F train last month.
“Jordan is the victim of an unjust and corrupt legal system. Leftists view the criminal to be a sacred cow and the lives of innocent people are considered worthless,” one anonymous donor wrote on the site.
“We need to support those who stand against violent chaos. Thank you, Jordan,” wrote another.
A Brooklyn grand jury has already begun to hear evidence in the case, The Post has learned.
The day after his arraignment, Williams was fired from his job as a part-time package handler for FedEx, according to his mother, April Williams, who had started the online fundraiser Thursday, shortly after Brooklyn Judge Sherveal Mimes balked at prosecutors’ request that her son be held on $100,000 bail and instead released him.
Williams’ girlfriend could not be reached for comment, but her brother told The Post she seems more worried about her beau than herself
“I think she is more concerned about him. He is going through a bigger situation than she is. It’s going to be a long process,” said the brother, who declined to give his name.
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