New Development in Shane Willams Murder

PICKENS, S.C. — A Pickens County woman pleaded guilty to arranging for a friend to kill her husband to avoid a possible death sentence.

Local media outlets report that 35-year-old Crystal Williams pleaded guilty Friday to murder and conspiracy in the Jan. 26 death of 38-year-old Shane Williams. She was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

After the hearing, Solicitor Walt Wilkins announced he will seek the death penalty against 36-year-old Marcus Johnson of Easley, who rejected the same plea deal.Read more at The State