SCSO Press Release
Sarasota, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Leslie Williams, a 45-year-old Florida woman, was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly ran over her husband with an SUV, then left his dead body laying in the driveway for her son to deal with.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Williams and her husband were arguing at their home at around midnight on March 17, when the couple took their dispute out into the front driveway.
At some point during the argument Williams got into her 2006 GMC Yukon Denali while her husband walked towards a gate at the end of the driveway. That's when Williams allegedly punched the gas, and used the front of the vehicle to knock her husband against the gate.
Williams then punched the gas again, drove over her husband, busted through the gate and fled the scene. The couple's 21-year-old son found his father's mangled body and called 911.
Emergency crews arrived a short time later and found the victim, 48-year-old Christopher Williams, dead at the scene.
Deputies located Williams at her mother's home, questioned her, but did not charge her without a full investigation. There was reportedly some question as to whether the fatality was intentional or an accident.
Family members who spoke with local media referred to the incident as a "tragic accident" or "just a freak thing."
But after nine weeks investigating the "accident," detectives obtained a warrant for Williams' arrest. She was taken into custody on Wednesday.
Williams was booked into the Sarasota County Jail and charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash with a death.
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