I am usually ambivalent about the death penalty. My reservations come from my doubt as to whether or not the death penalty can, uniformly, be applied fairly and impartially. Further, I sometimes strain not to judge others too harshly – particularly if I have not walked in the other person’s shoes.
In this case of protracted child-torture and murder, I have no reservation. I would gladly spring the gallows trapdoor myself.
My single regret is that Delilah Williams, who enthusiastically participated in the torture and murder of 5-year-old Talia Williams, will not accompany her husband up the gallows steps. As a Christian, I am almost (but not quite) ashamed that I take solace from knowledge of what will likely happen to her in prison. Odds are, a more appropriate form of “justice” will be served up to her by her fellow inmates. Even folks in prison don’t much like child murderers.
Perhaps it is “Old Testament” of me, but I somehow find the idea appropriate and fair (in an “eye of an eye” kind of way) that Delilah Williams will spend her years in prison living in terror for her life and in pain, as little Talia no doubt did in the hell those two psychopaths created for her.
Ex-soldier found guilty in death penalty case
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams was found guilty on Thursday of capital murder for the death of his 5-year-old daughter in the first death penalty case in state history.
The guilty verdict, reached by a federal jury in Honolulu, moves the trial to the penalty phase starting Tuesday in which the jurors will hear more testimony and then must decide whether Williams deserves the death penalty.
Williams, 34, was charged with capital murder for killing his daughter, Talia, on July 16, 2005, through child abuse. He was also charged with capital murder for killing Talia over a seven-month period through assault and torture.
The jury of seven men and five women found him guilty of both capital murder counts and three other related charges — conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements — in the verdict that was read late Thursday morning.
June 4, 2014 Update:
A real peach, this one.
Stepmom boasted about killing, guard says
Convicted child killer Delilah Williams told a prison guard at the Federal Detention Center here, “I killed a baby, and I’m going to get away with it,” the guard testified in U.S. District Court Friday.
The guard, Jojo Munoz, was testifying in the sentencing phase of the trial for Delilah Williams’ husband, former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams.
Williams, 34, is facing the death penalty for killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia Williams, in the family’s military quarters at Wheeler Army Airfield in 2005.
In exchange for a 20-year prison sentence, Delilah Williams pleaded guilty to murder in 2006 for killing her stepdaughter through months of assault and torture.