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Preliminary Hearing Held For Williams
Saturday Apr 26, 2014 10:13am
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CENTREVILLE) – A Burr Oak woman charged in the murder of her boyfriend will now be arraigned in Circuit Court.

Thirty-four year old Maria Audrey-Louise Williams was in St. Joseph County District Court Friday morning for her preliminary hearing. Williams is charged with Open Murder and Felony Firearms in the March 13 shooting death of her boyfriend, 33 year old Dennis Brooks of Burr Oak.

At the time of Brook's death, he and his two children were living with his parents. Brook's mother Cathy testified that on March 13, Williams picked up Brooks and the two went out, but her son never came home. Cathy Brooks said she was contacted later and told her son had been shot to death.

Williams brother John Greer was living with his sister in March. He told the Court that when she returned home, she told Greer that Brooks hit her and then she shot him with her pistol. Greer then called 911

Detective-Sergeant Lonnie Palmer of the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department testified that he questioned Williams and she admitted to shooting Brooks. ...... {LISTEN}.

Palmer also testified that Williams told him where the gun was located. ...... {LISTEN}.

Defense attorney Howard Bush asked Palmer if he had contact with Williams prior to March 13. Palmer says that Williams had contacted the Sheriff's Department because she thought Brooks was using methamphetamines again. Palmer also testified that he knew Williams had filed for a personal protection order against Brooks.

Judge Rob Pattison bound the case over to Circuit Court. Williams asked to have another attorney represent her and Pattison said they would find another barrister for her.

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