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Williams enters plea, gets life in prison

Jamarris Williams entered a guilty plea to one count of felony murder at 1 p.m. Wednesday and has been sentenced to life in prison by Judge Bill Fears. Williams admitted stabbing John Dixson in the throat on March 15, 2012 and dumping his body in a ravine off Forsyth-Yatesville Road. The underlying felony in the conviction count was aggravated assault. Williams, 26, will not be eligible for parole for at least 30 years. Assistant district attorney Scott Johnston told Judge Fears he had discussed the plea deal with Dixson’s family. “I wouldn’t say they are happy but they understand,” Johnston said. Williams stood before the judge and said he understood his plea and the ramifications of it. When asked by the judge if he would like to explain his actions on the day of the murder, he said, “No, sir.” Johnston said the evidence would have proven Dixson’s blood and Williams’ DNA were both in the cab and that Dixson’s blood was on the jeans Williams wore the day of the killing. Williams left the courtroom in the custody of Lamar sheriff Brad White and other deputies. His feet were chained.

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