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Washington Man Accused Of Killing His Wife Stands Trial Today

Last updated on Monday, March 5, 2012

(WASHINGTON) - The murder trial of 49-year-old Derek Williams of Washington will begin with jury selection today. (Times-Herald)

Williams is accused of killing his wife Kim Williams in February 2011.

According to Daviess County Circuit Court documents, Kim had filed for divorce in January 2011and Derek Williams received the paperwork in February 2011.

Deputies received a 911 call from Williams' home on County Road 250 south reporting a shooting. When deputies arrived they found 42-year-old Kim Williams dead Derek with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to an autopsy report Kim died from two gunshot wounds to the head. She also had defensive gunshot wounds in her right forearm that lined up with one of the gunshot wounds to her head.

After the incident, Derek was transported to Daviess Community Hospital, then to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he began recovery from an injury the probable cause affidavit states was consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound under his chin.

After being arrested he was taken to the Daviess County Security Center, where he's been held without bond.

Judge Dean Sobecki will hear the case in Daviess County Superior Court. Williams is being represented by attorney Tonya Shaw, prosecuting the case for the state is Dan Murrie.

If Williams is found guilty he could face up to 65 years in prison.

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