Death penalty sought for man charged with killing deputy
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The State of Florida is seeking the death penalty for the man accused of killing an Okaloosa deputy last year.
43-year-old Timothy Price Williams is being charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting Corporal Ray Hamilton on Dec. 24.
In a statement released on Monday, State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden stated:
“Every capital murder case must be evaluated on its own facts to determine if a reasonable jury made up of our citizens could unanimously sentence a defendant to death. It is the most serious penalty available under Florida law, and I approach this responsibility with great thoughtfulness, humility, and a sense of duty to the rule of law. Defendant Timothy Price-William II’s attack and killing of Corporal Hamilton, while he was performing his duties as a law enforcement officer, was particularly merciless and cruel. My office will ask a jury to sentence him to death.”
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