Williams sentenced to life for murder

Published 6:01 pm Saturday, November 10, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Jerry Williams, 29, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life for the death of his long-time girlfriend, Stormy Stanley, 28.

Stanley was found unresponsive one year ago after being beaten by Williams.

In 2016, 146 women in the state of Texas were killed by a male intimate partner in 55 counties. The victim is not the only one affected by such deaths as those women, those also impacted were 24 family members and friends, and 183 children lost a parent.

While HarrisĀ  County had the most deaths with 28, one woman was killed in Orange County in 2016.

At least 40-percent of the women killed in 2016 had attempted to end or in the process of leaving the relationship when the deaths occurred.