Williams details plea agreement on stand

Published 12:01 am Thursday, August 27, 2015

The previously undisclosed terms of the plea deal taken earlier this week by a woman who was scheduled to stand trial for murder became testimony in court Wednesday.

Shelia Walker Williams was among the four people charged in December of 2013 with robbery and murder in the 1994 death of James “Nibby” Barton.

Williams testified that she pleaded guilty to robbery in exchange for a 15-year sentence.

Williams said she accepted the deal “to keep from coming to trial. It’s like the odds are stacked against me.

Williams said she knows nothing about the robbery and murder, but was told she was passed out in the back seat.

Trey Burgess represented Williams.

Williams took the stand for the defense Wednesday afternoon. Initially, the two were to be tried together.