DOC#: 10213 White Male
LaPorte County Circuit Court
Judge Robert S. Gettinger
Venued from Marshall County
Prosecutor: Ralph R. Huff, Fred
Defense: Jere L. Humphrey
Date of Murder: April 12, 1979
Victim(s): Jesse Hubbard W/M/45
(Acquaintance of Williams)
Method of Murder: stabbing with
Summary: Williams and Larry
Perkins agreed on a scheme to blackmail Jesse Hubbard and went to
his house for that purpose.
They drank beer, smoked pot, and watched TV for
awhile, when they decided to rob him instead. Perkins hit Hubbard on
the head with his pistol and Williams stabbed him several times in
the chest with a butcher knife. He then hit him with a whiskey
bottle and a piece of pipe.
The men attempted to wipe off their fingerprints,
took Hubbard's billfold, and went to Williams' mother's house to
split the money.
The State's star witness was Perkins, who had
entered into a plea agreement with the State involving this murder
and two others.
Conviction: Murder, Felony-Murder,
Robbery (A Felony), Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (A Felony),
Sentencing: September 11, 1980 (Death
Sentence, 90 years, 30 years, 30 years, 30 years)
Aggravating Circumstances: b (1)
Robbery; Convicted of another murder on 05-09-80
Mitigating Circumstances: 21
years old at the time of the murder, beer and marijuana intoxication,
stealing, dealing drugs all his life, lived in poverty, his younger
brothers are also in trouble with the law, abandoned by his father
at age 11.