World News

Florida woman Denise Williams who plotted her husband's murder with her lover decades ago is re-sentenced

A FLORIDA woman found guilty of plotting her husband's murder with her then-lover decades ago has been re-sentenced.

Denise Williams will now serve 30 years, after previously being sentenced to life in prison on one murder charge plus 30 years for conspiracy to commit murder.


The 51-year-old's 2018 first-degree murder conviction was dropped last November by an appeals court, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

Denise and her then-lover Brian Winchester were both accused of working together to kill her husband Mike Williams, a 31-year-old real estate appraiser.

"If you will make Denise serve every minute of her 30 year sentence for conspiracy to commit murder then and only then will I believe justice has been done for my son," Brian's mother Cheryl Williams said in court during the re-sentencing.

Mike and Denise’s daughter also spoke in court and asked for leniency for her mother, insisting it was Brian and not Denise who plotted the December 2000 fatal shooting.

“He acted independently of her. I never once saw him consult with her about anything," said Anslee Williams, who was only 18 months when her father went missing.

Mike went missing while on a duck hunting trip in Lake Seminole with his best friend Brian. It was first believed he had fallen off his boat and drowned, as reported by the Daily Mail.

But police would later discover he was shot dead by Brian, who confessed to the crime 17 years later.

He helped police recover Brian's body, and testified against his former lover Denise, who had for years escaped justice as a grieving widow.


At the time of the trial investigators said Denise's motives were to get out of the marriage and collect nearly $2million from life insurance.

Brian and Denise got married after the murder but eventually separated.

“No amount of good deeds can bring my husband back Mike back,” Denisesaid in court. “I will honor Mike’s memory by fulfilling my purpose.”

Judge Kevin J. Carroll said Denise will get credit for time already served in prison.

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article