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Pennsylvania woman wanted in husband's death arrested in Fayetteville

Posted October 18, 2019 2:52 p.m. EDT

Kimberly Williams

— A Pennsylvania woman accused of killing her husband to get control of his million-dollar estate has been arrested in Fayetteville, authorities said.

Kimberly Williams, 46, of Morrisdale, Pa., is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Police went to Williams' home on March 14 in response to a reported suicide and found Ronald Williams Jr. lying in his bed with a gunshot wound to the head, according to NBC affiliate WJAC.

Kimberly Williams told investigators that she was at the dresser in the bedroom when she heard a gunshot behind her and saw her husband bleeding on the bed.

State police later received a phone call from a person overseeing a trust fund for the Williamses, saying he received a troubling email from Ronald Williams before his death indicating that something wasn’t right and directing that an autopsy be conducted if something happened to him, WJAC reports.

A pathologist conducted further testing and determined that Ronald Williams' gunshot wound wasn't self-inflicted and that Kimberly Williams had gunshot residue on her left palm.

Prosecutors said the motive for the crime was Ronald Williams’ will, which had an estimated value of nearly $1 million.

Kimberly Williams was being held without bond in the Cumberland County jail awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.

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