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Anderson man sentenced to 65 years for wife murder



Anderson, Indiana – According to the chief deputy prosecutor for Madison County, a 63-year-old Anderson man was sentenced to 65 years in prison on Friday for fatally stabbing his wife in 2022.

Police discovered the body of Claudette S. Williams in the living room of a home in the 2900 block of West 11th Street. She had a large slash on her neck. That is situated between Park Road in the town of Edgewood and Raible Avenue in the city of Anderson, north of State Road 32/Nichol Avenue.

On December 6, 2022, shortly after ten in the morning, Curtis Williams Sr. called the Anderson Police Department to report that he had slain his wife in the home. Curtis Williams had a serious cut on his left arm when the police came.

A few hours later, Curtis Williams was interviewed in a hospital emergency room after being read his Miranda rights by an investigator using a search warrant, according to court documents.

He told the investigator, “I came home and caught my wife cheatin’.”

Curtis Williams told the detective that he had pursued the individual out the rear door of the residence. According to him, his wife “tried to cut me and stop me from getting him, and I cut her back.” I took her life.”

He informed investigators that he had injured him with his pocket knife and she had cut him with a kitchen knife.

“I don’t know, man, I lost my mind, man,” he replied to the investigator when asked how many times he had stabbed his wife.

He claimed to the investigator that he had no intention of killing her.

Additionally, Curtis Williams admitted to investigators that he had consumed alcohol before going back home between 7:30 and 8 a.m.

In court documents, the investigator who’d been at the hospital talked with a doctor and wrote about the cut to Curtis Williams’ arm, “The injury is consistent with a self-inflicted wound as if to attempt suicide. The laceration was in a straight line and just missed the artery in his arm. … I believe that the injury to Curtis Williams was a self-inflicted wound in order to establish a self-defense claim or to commit suicide.”

On April 3, a jury in Madison Circuit Court 6 found Curtis Williams guilty of murder, according to online documents. The jury deliberated for roughly ninety minutes, according to Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Hanna, rejecting a motion to charge Curtis Williams with voluntary manslaughter.

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