Conviction reached in Ballston Spa stabbing death

Williams was charged with second-degree murder, and was later indicted on second-degree manslaughter and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony in Saratoga County. She was held without bail at the Saratoga County jail following her arraignment.

On April 11, 2007, Smith's father Steven J. Smith, Sr., and his wife, Nancy Turner, sat at the Saratoga County Courthouse and watched as Williams pled not guilty to the charges. A slight woman, Williams appeared a decade older than her actual age, and kept her eyes fixed on the floor while being advised of the proceedings by Saratoga Supreme Court Justice Jerry Scarano.

At the conviction, defense attorney John Ciulla asked the court to impose two to six years in prison. William's sentencing will take place on Oct. 4 in Saratoga County Court. It is expected that William's family members will speak at the sentencing hearing.

"We are pleased that justice has been served through the conviction of Williams, but unfortunately, nothing will bring Mr. Smith back to his family," said Murphy.


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