Woman charged with fatally stabbing her father in back

Published 5:40 am Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Authorities in Mississippi say a woman has been accused of fatally stabbing her father in the back during a domestic dispute.

News outlets report 29-year-old Courtney Layne Williams was arrested and charged Tuesday with murder in the death of her father, 53-year-old James Williams.

Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers says deputies received a 911 call from a woman on Sunday, saying her father had been stabbed.

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Shivers says deputies found James Williams slumped over the steering wheel of a car with two stab wounds to his back.

Williams was pronounced dead on the scene.

It’s unclear whether Courtney Williams has an attorney who can comment.