Plea Deal Possible in Powell Murder | Big Horn Basin Media

Plea Agreement Possible in Powell Homicide

Written by on December 22, 2017

Attorneys may be working on a plea agreement in the case of a Powell man who confessed to law enforcement that he killed his wife in August.
David Williamson appeared before District Court Judge Bill Simpson this week on the charge of second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Shirley. On August 26th, law enforcement officials arrested the 64 year old Williamson after Sheriff’s deputies responded to their residence on Lane 11 based on an early morning 911 call that Williamson made stating that quote, “my wife is dead, send the cops.” Endquote.
Park County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Lance Mathess says that Williamson did not deny that he was responsible for his wife’s death at the time of his arrest.

Williamson has been held in the Park County Detention Center since August. According to an article in the Powell Tribune, both the attorneys involved in the case have requested that a pre-sentence report be prepared. This move often indicates that a plea arrangement is in progress.

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