Accused murderer Michele Williams is being held without bond tonight in the Tarrant County Jail. Dubbed the Keller Black Widow, Williams allegedly killed her husband, Greg, in cold blood as their daughter slept in the next room.
Williams had previously been held on a $520,000 bond for first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. She has been in police custody since January 30, when it was revealed that she was not pregnant with twins as she'd previously claimed.
Williams has been jailed since January 30, when it was revealed that she wasn't pregnant with twins as she'd previously claimed.
Judge George Gallagher granted a May 14 request from Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon to hold Williams' half-a-million-dollar bond insufficient. In the state's motion, Shannon asserted that Williams "poses a substantial flight risk" as well as a risk to her 6-year-old daughter.
"It is reasonably likely that Williams would attempt to take that daughter with her should she flee the jurisdiction," the motion reads.
A new bond hearing date has not yet been set. Since Williams last appeared before Judge Gallagher, her case has been the subject of increased media scrutiny, including an episode of CBS 48 Hours titled "Temptation in Texas."
The case has taken a number of bizarre twists and turns since CultureMap first investigated Williams in 2013. She told police that an intruder killed her husband before changing her story to say Greg committed suicide and she staged the crime scene.
Williams initially reached a deal with Tarrant County on lesser charges, but she withdrew her guilty plea in a dramatic bout of testimony at her February sentencing hearing. Williams' jury trial for murder and tampering with evidence is slated to begin September 15.