New Details: Son Stabbed Both Parents to Death in Cumberland County -NJ State Police
New details Wednesday morning
- The New York Post reports when troopers arrived at the home, Craig Williams allegedly initially refused to let them inside, however, he eventually lead them to his parent's bedroom where they found the victims
- Williams, who had blood stains on his clothing, told troopers his parents had been inside for two days
- Several knives and an axe were seized by police, according to an affidavit
- Police had been to the home 20 times in the past two years for domestic violence, assaults, and arguments
Authorities say a man from Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, has been charged for allegedly stabbing both of his parents to death.
The New Jersey State Police says 34-year-old Craig P. Williams of Tipton Drive is facing numerous charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, in connection with the deaths of Brenda L. Williams and Billy C. Williams. Jr.
NJ.com reports both victims were in their 60s.
State Troopers with the Bridgeton station arrived at their home shortly before 7:30 Monday morning, March 13th, for a well-being check.
At the scene, they, "discovered the victims deceased inside of the residence from what appeared, pending autopsy findings, to be stabbing wounds."
Craig Williams was subsequently arrested and later charged with the following offenses:
- Two counts of first-degree murder
- Two counts of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
- Two counts of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon
- Two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains
- Third-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution
- Fourth-degree obstruction
- Fourth-degree tampering with evidence
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact the New Jersey State Police – Bridgeton Station Criminal Investigations Office at (856) 451-0101 or the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 453-0486.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.