Williamson Set for Change of Plea
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 19, 2018
There may be a plea deal in place in a murder case from last summer.
On March 5th, the attorney for Powell resident David Williamson filed documents that indicate that he will change his plea and accept a deal worked out with the Park County Attorney’s Office. The hearing date has been set for May 22nd in front of District Court Judge Bill Simpson.
Williamson was arrested on August 26th after he called 911 and told dispatch that his wife was dead, and to send law enforcement to his house. According to court documents, Williamson told the Sheriff’s department that earlier that morning, his wife Shirley, who he said had been suffering from mental issues, pointed an unloaded gun at him and yelled at him to kill her. That’s when Williamson shot her, then called 911. Lance Mathess with the Sheriff’s Department told KODI news last summer that Williamson then waited for law enforcement to arrive.
Williamson has been charged with felony second-degree murder, on grounds that he killed Shirley Williamson, quote, “purposely and maliciously, but without premeditation.” Endquote. Williamson has been held in the Park County Detention Center since August, under a $700,000 bail.