Centerton man accused of stabbing, killing his mother, held on $750,000 bond

BENTONVILLE -- A local circuit judge ordered a Centerton man held on $750,000 bond in the Benton County Jail after he was arrested in connection with killing his mother.

Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green presided over Friday's bond hearing for 20-year-old Kamron Williams.

He was arrested Friday in connection with capital murder, residential burglary and interference with emergency communications. Prosecutors have not filed any formal charges against Williams.

Williams, who was dressed in black and white jail attire, sat at the table with Hanna Murphy, the attorney who represented him at the hearing.

Murphy said she was not contesting there was probable cause to hold Williams on the charges. Murphy said she wanted the court to set a reasonable bond in the case for Williams.

He is accused of killing Vicki Williams.

The probable cause affidavit accuses Kamron Williams of confronting his mother at her home on Elm Street. The two were arguing, and Vicki Williams told her son she was tired of him and wanted him to leave, according to the affidavit.

Vicki Williams told her son she was going to call the police, and he said he became enraged because he thought he was going to be homeless and his family did not care for him, according to the affidavit.

Williams said he followed his mother into her bedroom, slapped his mother's hand out of his face and thought he then punched her, the affidavit states.

He said he dragged his mother by the hair into the kitchen because he knew knives were in the kitchen, according to the affidavit. He grabbed a large butcher knife and started stabbing his mother, according to the affidavit.

Kamron Williams went outside but came back inside the residence to check on his younger sister, who told him to leave, according to the affidavit. He went back outside and waited for police and told the arriving officers he had attacked his mother.

The police officers found Vicki Williams inside the residence with wounds on her right abdominal area, right chest, right arm and a slashing wound to her throat, according to the affidavit. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Kamron Williams' 11-year-old sister was in the home at the time of the incident, according to the affidavit. She was interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County where she said her mother and brother got into an altercation, according to the affidavit.

The girl said her mother told her brother she was going to call the police and started recording him, according to the affidavit. She said her brother became enraged and followed his mother into the bedroom with a small knife.

She said Kamron Williams stabbed his mother in the throat and dragged her into the kitchen, according to the affidavit. The girl said she knocked the knife from her brother's hand and he retrieved a larger knife and started to stab his mother.

Centerton police had issued in February a criminal trespass warning prohibiting Kamron Williams from being at the Elm Street home, according to the affidavit.

The judge found probable cause to hold Williams for capital murder and the misdemeanor interference with emergency communications. The judge found probable cause did not exist related to the residential burglary since there was confusion at the bond hearing about whether the crime happened at the Elm Street location.

Bryan Sexton, chief deputy prosecutor, said he believes no bond is warranted in the case.

Murphy said she believes Williams was living at the Elm Street home.

Williams told the judge he has been unemployed since July and he would check with his father to see if he can stay with him if he were released from jail on a bond.

Murphy noted Williams had a case which was diverted last year.

In that case, Williams was arrested May 5 after Centerton officers were called to an address on Quail Hollow Drive for a physical disturbance, according to a probable cause affidavit. When asked by officers what had happened, Williams said he destroyed his mother's clock and cabinet and had punched holes in the wall because he was mad at her.

In Friday's case, the judge set the bond at $750,000 cash or corporate surety. She ordered Williams not to have any contact with his younger sister.

Sexton did not request a no-contact order to prohibit Williams from having contact with his 15-year-old brother, who was not at home at the time of the incident.

Williams' arraignment is set for 8 a.m. April 15 in Green's court.