Man kills wife and daughter gainesville
Colette DuChanois , Web producer. About a. When the school tried to call her, investigators said, her husband, Paul Graves Williams, answered the phone instead and said something along the lines of "go check on her. According to Paul Williams' arrest report, deputies arrived and found the back door open and blood on the floors.
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November 18, Law and public safety. A moment later, she burst into tears at the thought of her colleague. On Nov. According to detectives in the case, their husband and father, Paul Williams, confessed to their murders. But each new piece of information only adds to the mystery of what happened one year ago inside the Williams house. How, for example, she loved Florida panthers and made sure every student who walked into the media center knew their importance. Years before Leslie lived in Gainesville, a Florida panther attacked her cat in the backyard of her South Florida home.
The wounded pet needed over a hundred stitches, but the teacher was most concerned with the fate of the panther. With her students, she focused on the good within each. Weeks recalled Paige was often picked on at school. Leslie continued to encourage and be proud of her daughter. Weeks said Leslie often spoke about how proud she was of her older daughter, Lindsey, as well.
Lindsey, 30, lives in Tallahassee and is a singer and songwriter. She said her husband was having stomach problems. The next day, Leslie texted Weeks. But, you know, she still had that smile. Please call the school or me. The house where Paul Graves Williams lived with his wife, Leslie, and daughter Paige is across the street from a swimming pool in Garrison Way, a subdivision in southwest Gainesville. During the phone call, Paul said someone should check on the house, according to the arrest report.
He was previously a parks supervisor in Fort Pierce for 25 years. A string of financial problems, though, had earlier plagued the Williams family. Paul and Leslie Willliams separately filed a petition for bankruptcy in in U. Bankruptcy Court in Palm Beach. Lucie County home. Leslie Williams had also been stabbed and had suffered blunt force trauma. Both bodies had been moved and staged after death. Paul returned to the house that afternoon. Deputies took him into custody. Once in custody, the detective said he confessed to killing Leslie and Paige.
Grand jurors in the 8th Judicial Circuit on Dec. Now, the justice system is trying to determine if Paul even understands the allegations against him. He will undergo a mental health evaluation to determine whether or not he is competent to stand trial. Defendants who are declared incompetent by a mental health expert go to mental health court, where if convicted, they can be sent to treatment facilities instead of prison.
If during their treatment they are found to have achieved competency, they can then stand trial in a criminal court. Assistant state attorney Sean Brewer filed a motion Oct. Lloyd said the evaluation is used to prevent a situation in which a defendant is tried and convicted, then found to have mental health issues that prevented them from understanding the crime of which they were convicted.
The school administration has installed a plaque outside the media center. In the grass nearby, there is a walkway with colorful stones. The thumbprints form different shapes, like hearts, stars and suns.
As Weeks explained the significance of the walkway, she bent down to tear a patch of weeds away from a stone decorated with a cat. Bridgette Weeks, who worked with Leslie Williams in the media center, keeps a framed photo of her on her desk.
Weeks said that before this incident, Leslie rarely spoke about Paul. At a. Leslie did not respond. Paul Graves Williams is accused of murdering his wife and daughter in their Garrison Way home in November Now you have to start a prosecution all over again.
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Disturbing details released in murders of Gainesville mother, daughter
Disturbing details r Paul Williams was taken into custody Friday after his wife and teenage daughter were found dead inside their home in a neighborhood just outside the Gainesville city limits, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said. About a.
Authorities were initially seeking Paul Williams, but he was arrested when he returned to the scene. Leslie was also called Lisa. The time of death is not yet clear, but the slayings had not happened right before authorities responded to the scene, they said in a news conference. The motive is not yet clear. Authorities discovered the dead teen and her mother after receiving a call to check their welfare.
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WCJB -- Gainesville man accused of murdering his wife and year-old daughter will be evaluated for the third time. State and defense attorneys had a case management hearing on Monday afternoon to discuss Paul Graves Williams's, 62, fitness to stand trial and the appointment of a third-party expert to conduct a mental health evaluation. Williams has gone through two competency evaluations that have differed in opinion now a third psychological expert is assigned. It's been more than a year since Williams confessed to the murders of Leslie Williams and Paige Williams. He is being charged with two counts of premeditated murder, two counts of obstruction and two counts of evidence tampering. The next case management hearing is set for January 13th at 1 pm in the Alachua County Courthouse. Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File. Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at , TTY , or fccinfo fcc.
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According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began when officials at Stephen Foster Elementary School noticed that Paul's wife, Leslie, had not come into work in the past few days. An employee at the school said they had been trying to contact Leslie for at least three days without success. Probable cause documents say that when concerned school officials again tried to call Leslie on Friday, they ended up reaching her husband, Paul, who told them to "go check on her. The Gainesville Police Department school resource officer then notified the sheriff's office and deputies responded to the Williams' household in Gainesville. They also found a knife in the kitchen sink and a pair of scissors on the kitchen counter, both covered in what appeared to be blood. The victims were later identified as Paul's wife, Leslie 'Lisa' Williams, 57, and his year-old daughter Paige Williams.
His next court appearance has not been set. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has released the police report and the charges against year-old Paul Graves Williams after the murder of his wife, Leslie Williams, and year-old daughter, Paige Williams. In the report, Deputies say Williams confessed to the murders, saying he stabbed and killed his daughter first, before moving on to his wife. The report also details that Paul Williams stayed in the house for at least a day with the bodies of his family, before he ran away. The report says the admitted that he knew what he did was wrong but that he "snapped" and that, "it was the devil in him. Paul Williams has been charged with two counts of premeditated homicide, as well as charges related to tampering with evidence and obstruction of a police investigation. He is being held at the Alachua County Jail.
Gainesville, FL November 16, — In Gainesville , a man faced a variety of homicide-related charges after the death of his wife and his teenage daughter this morning, November Their bodies were found this morning. At this time, the two people who lost their lives were identified as year-old Leslie Williams and year-old Paige Williams. The two had been stabbed.
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