Denise Williams, the widow of a Tallahassee man who has been missing for 17 years before his body was found last year, was arrested and charged with murder.
Denise Williams has been charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and aiding and abetting the death of Mike Williams, according to an indictment by the Leon County Grand Jury. She was arrested on Tuesday at her office at Florida State University and expelled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The case was originally considered drowning before investigators discovered that Mike Williams had been murdered.
Mike Williams was missing on December 16, 2000. after he had gone home that morning to hunt on Lake Seminole in Jackson County, according to the indictment. Seventeen years later, FDLE received an indication of new information in the case and found its remains in December 2017.
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"My client had absolutely nothing to do with Mike Williams disappearance and had absolutely nothing to do with the crime that Brian Winchester committed," Way told the newspaper. "We're going to fight to the end, and I'm sure if a jury of Denise Williams hears and the facts come out, the inescapable conclusion is that Brian Winchester killed Mike Williams."
Denise Williams's first appearance in court is scheduled for Wednesday morning.