Senior Citizen Arrested In Connection With Fatal Stabbing Outside Illinois Gas Station Last Summer

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Source: Will County Jail; UNSPLASH

Oct. 22 2022, Published 9:02 a.m. ET

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A senior citizen in Illinois was charged with manslaughter nearly three months after the deadly stabbing of a man outside a gas station.

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John Harold Williamson, 68, was arrested and booked into the Will County jail on Oct. 19, Patch reported.

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Williamson is accused of stabbing 59-year-old Rickey Moffett in the chest at Murphy’s Express in Joliet around 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 1.


Moffett managed to enter the station and tell an employee he was hurt. The stabbing victim was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, and he died from his wounds about a week later.

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Williams was released from custody after he posted 10 percent of his $50,000 bail.

Police have not released details on what led up to the stabbing.


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