John Simerman / The New Orleans Advocate

NEW ORLEANS -- More accustomed to grilling prosecution witnesses as a criminal defense attorney, City Councilman Jason Williams became one himself Tuesday morning, forced to testify about text messages to and from an Orleans Parish inmate who was then a client of his.

Or perhaps the person on the other end of the messages was not Keith Kizack, but someone close to the suspected murderer who allegedly kept a phone and charger inside Orleans Parish Prison in late 2011.

Williams testified there was no way for him to know when he sent numerous texts and holiday greetings meant for Kizack before sheriff's deputies discovered the phone in a Dec. 27 jail shakedown.

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