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Raleigh man charged with murder in shooting of estranged wife in Cary

Posted December 9, 2016
Updated December 10, 2016

— Police arrested and charged a Raleigh man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife on Friday while she sat in a car in Cary.

Michele Kennington Williams, 51, was found dead in her car just after 6:30 p.m. after officers responded to reports of shots fired at 1219 Collington Dr. She was a a Kindergarten teacher at Timber Drive Elementary School in Garner.

Soon after the shooting, David Sloan Williams, 55, of Stone Home Lane, Raleigh, turned himself in to police working at Cary Towne Center.

“All I can tell you is that he approached the officer and said, 'I think you may want to speak to me,"” said Captain Randall Rhyne of the Cary Police Department.

David Williams is charged with murder, according to police, which carries a punishment of death or life in prison without parole. He was taken to the Wake County Public Safety Center in Raleigh.

In audio from 911 calls released on Saturday, a caller told the emergency dispatcher that someone was shooting outside.

"It was a ton of gun shots," the caller said. "Like five, like six or seven or eight gunshots, or maybe 10."

Other callers also told dispatchers there were multiple gunshots in the incident, and one of the callers said a bullet struck the front door, which police later confirmed.

Williams' daughter, Allison Williams released a statement Saturday.

“She was my very best friend, and I love her more than anyone in the world. To know my mom was to love her. Mom’s family, friends and students were so very lucky to know her. My mommy may not be physically with me anymore, but I know she lives on in the hearts of the many, many people that love her.”

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