A man convicted for 20 years of two murder crimes and released from prison earlier this year has been arrested again for DUI months after his release.
Man Out After Duble Murder Crime Is Arrested Again For DUI
In May, James Williams III was released from prison on a parol despite a petition after serving in prison for 20 years. He even repeated protests from his victims’ family members and that of dozens of Mississippi lawmakers.
Pearl police said that on Friday, October 20, a car was found in a ditch in front of Valvoline on Highway 80 but there was no one in the car.
Police say they walked up to Valvoline and asked them if they knew where the driver of the vehicle was.
James Williams III Amitted The DUI Offense
James Williams III admitted to being drunk and wrecking his car. He was arrested for a misdemeanor for DUI 1st offense.
He was detained at the Rankin County jail and bonded out. Williams was bonded out Saturday morning, which surprised some critics.
In December of 2002 at the time when Williams was still 17 years old, he killed both James Williams, Jr. and his wife Cynthia Williams by firing them with a .22 rifle in
Williams then tried to dismember the couple in order to fit them inside two Rubbermaid totes.
In 2005, Williams was found guilty of murdering his father and stepmother and was sentenced to more than 60 years without the chance of parole.
However, seven years later, the Supreme Court ruled that obligatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for minor offenders were unconstitutional.
A total of 27 Mississippi House fellows asked the Parole Board to reverse their decision to grant James Williams III, parole, calling it a “public safety issue.”