Woman Found Dead In Yard Of Home, Police Say Her Roommate Planned Out Her Murder

premediated murder
Source: MEGA; Escambia County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 16 2022, Published 4:32 p.m. ET

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A 61-year-old man killed his female roommate, police said, and now he faces a murder charge.

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Last week, police in Pensacola, Florida, announced the arrest of James Hicks in connection to the case.

On Aug. 12, police responded to a home on Aqua Vista Drive for a possible cardiac arrest, according to WEAR-TV. When police arrived, they found 65-year-old Terri Jo Williams in the front yard.

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She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy determined Williams died of asphyxiation and her injuries were consistent with a struggle, according to WEAR-TV.

Police spoke to her roommate, Hicks, about the case. Police said they believe he committed premeditated murder. Hicks is being held in a Florida jail without bond.


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