Shaun Williams

Twelve year old boy murdered by his adoptive father, Luke Williams III, apparently for insurance money. Shaun's cause of death was strangulation, Linda Williams, his mother was beaten to death at the same time. Shaun (or Shawn) Williams was an native of El Salvador who was orphaned by the 1978 civil war. He was adopted 2 years prior to his death. The Williams lived in Georgia, but the trial was held in South Carolina where apparently the crime was commited. Luke Williams was executed Feb 2009.
Date: 1991-06-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Martinez, Georgia
United States
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Executed: Luke Williams III Dies by Lethal Injection2009-02-20
Luke Williams Scheduled To Be Executed Friday Night2009-02-20
Parent who killed child, wife loses appeal2008-12-23
LUKE A. WILLIAMS, III, v. JON OZMINT2007-07-27
MURDER MOTIVE OFTEN INSURANCE 1997-05-18
STATUS OF OTHER CONDEMNED INMATES 1996-05-29
JURY SENTENCES GEORGIA MAN TO DEATH FOR KILLING WIFE, SON 1993-11-25
WILLIAMS FOUND GUILTY; STATE SEEKING DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING WIFE AND SON 1993-11-22
PROBE GOES ON IN SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF 2 1992-06-08
S.C. authorities probe slaying of Martinez woman, son1991-06-21
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