Oklahoma woman, 48, is pictured SMILING in mugshot after she is arrested for stabbing her husband to death
- Jamie Williams, 48, was found stabbed to death dead inside his Ft. Towson home on Sunday
- His wife, Shanda Johnson-Williams, 48, was arrested two days later and charged with his murder
- A mugshot that shows Johnson-Williams smiling has now gone viral, sparking a range of different reactions from viewers
An Oklahoma woman has been pictured grinning in a mugshot thought to be taken after she was arrested for the murder of her husband.
Shanda Johnson-Williams, 48, was taken into custody in Ft. Towson on Tuesday after her spouse, Jamie Williams, also 48, was found stabbed to death inside their home two days earlier.
Johnson-Williams is now facing a first-degree murder charge, which could result in the death penalty.
She remains behind bars and a bond will be set at her arraignment.
According to a statement released by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, a 911 call was made Sunday to say that Williams had been found unresponsive at his home. It has not been revealed whether it was Johnson-Williams who placed the call.
Shanda Johnson-Williams, 48, was taken into custody in Ft. Towson on Tuesday after her spouse, Jamie Williams, also 48, was found stabbed to death inside their home two days earlier. A mugshot that shows her smiling has now gone viral
By the time paramedics arrived at the premises, Williams was dead, with a medical examiner subsequently ruling that the cause of death was a single stab wound.
After Johnson-Williams’ mugshot was published online by authorities, hundreds of social media users couldn’t help but remark on the apparent grin she was seen sporting in the snap.
The image prompted a range of different reactions, with one person writing: ‘Don’t know this woman but I did know Jamie. Watched him grow up next door. Don’t know what their relationship was or wasn’t but I do know that there are other options. This mug shot really pisses me off. Jamie has family that will grieve and she’s freaking happy about it. No excuse’.
Another offered an alternative opinion, saying: ‘How do y’all know that shes smiling cause she killed her husband? Maybe shes smiling cause someone cracked a joke during the booking process? Or maybe its cause they have the wrong person and she knows it? Let’s all wait for the whole real story [to come out]’.
Meanwhile, a local law enforcement officer told Newsweek that the mugshot could be damaging for Johnson-Williams in the future.
‘The smiling photo won’t help her when showed at jury time,’ Sheriff Terry Park stated.
Johnson-Williams is currently being detained at Choctaw County Jail.
Johnson-Williams is currently being detained at Choctaw County Jail, and no bond has been set