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Press Release-Williams Indictment


Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

December 13th, 2018

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against two individuals after an investigation in to child abuse occurring at a home in Winnebago, Illinois.  

 Kathryn Williams MugChristopher Williams Mug

Kathryn A. WilliamsChristopher J. Williams

In August of 2018, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police began investigating after a report was made regarding medical care being requested by the defendants for one of their children. The report said the parents were demanding hospice care for one of their two children and providing medical care to the children that neither of them required. Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result Kathryn A. Williams (D.O.B. 10/3/1969)and Christopher J. Williams (D.O.B 10/12/1971) face a 24 count bill of indictment that includes Attempt Murder, Aggravated Battery to a Child, Aggravated Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery to a Child under the age of 13, Reckless Conduct, Child Endangerment and Theft by Deception charges. The allegations stem from the Williams' actions between March of 2007 and August of 2018.

 

Attempt Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery to a Child is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Domestic Battery is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by four years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Reckless Conduct Great Bodily Harm is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Reckless Conduct is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or up to a year in the Winnebago County Jail. 

Child Endangerment is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or up to a year in the Winnebago County Jail.

One of the counts of Theft/Deceptive Practices is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

The other count of Theft/Deceptive Practices is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

The defendants are currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $1 million dollar bond.

 

The charges are merely allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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