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Williams Bound Over On Murder Charge
Friday Apr 25, 2014 1:56pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CENTREVILLE) – The case of a Burr Oak women charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend has been bound over to St. Joseph County Circuit Court.

A preliminary hearing was held Friday morning for 34 year old Maria Audrey-Louise Williams. She is facing charges of open murder and felony firearms in relation to the shooting death of Dennis Brooks on March 13, 2014 in Burr Oak Township.

Brooks' mother Cathy Brooks testified that her son and Williams had been in a relationship and had two children together. At the time of Dennis' death, he and his children were living with his parents in Burr Oak.

Williams' brother John Greer testified that he was living with his sister at that time and she had left their house in her black Suburban. Greer told St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough his sister called him when she was on her way back home around 10 PM and to meet her outside. Greer says his sister shared some other information with him when she returned home. ...... {LISTEN}.

Greer testified that he called 911 after speaking with his sister. ...... {LISTEN}.

Detective Sergeant Lonnie Palmer of the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department says the Major Crimes Task Force found William's gun in her purse which was in her vehicle.

District Court Judge Rob Pattison bound Williams over to Circuit Court. Williams asked Pattison if she could have another attorney appointed to her case instead of having Howard Bush. Pattison said the court would get her a new attorney.

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