Family and friends remember Thomson murder victim

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News 12 @ First at Five / Tuesday, December 23, 2014
THOMSON, Ga (WRDW) -- A husband is behind bars charged with killing his wife. Her death, one of two murders in Thomson in less than twenty four hours. The GBI says 25-year-old Dontiel Williams is accused of killing his wife Julie Williams in their Shiloh Road home on Sunday.

Williams is being held at the McDuffie County Detention Center. Countless family and friends have reached out to News 12. All of them say Julie was an amazing person, and an even better mother.

Synqualia McCord still can't believe her friend is gone. "When I first figured it out, it just brought tears to my eyes," McCord said.

She met Julie Williams at Harlem High School and the two have been friends ever since. "We just would have great times together. Sometimes our kids would play together, we cooked Christmas dinner together. We just had great times together," she said.

Times cut short. Sunday, Thomson Police were called to check on Julie. When they went inside, they say they found her dead. The GBI says, murdered by her husband Dontiel Williams.

Another high school friend, Shawnie Douglas, says the two were high school sweethearts. "He went to school with us. Again it's shocking because we never thought he would do anything like that, or harm her," Douglas said.

And it's more shocking -- because of the person folks like her sister, Jennifer LaRose, say Julie was. "She was a beautiful women, loving mother, a beautiful loving sister, she loved unconditionally with her love and her spirit. No matter what she was there for anybody no matter what they did," her sister said,

And they say her greatest joy were her two kids. "Julie really loves her kids. Anything she could do for her kids, she would go the extra mile for her kids," McCord tells News 12.

Kids, who will never get to spend another Christmas with their mother. "It's unfortunate and the babies have to go through that. It's just really sad," Douglas said. "All she wanted to do was have a happy family," McCord said.

A family shattered. And countless friends, left behind. "I just want to tell Julie I love her, hopefully she's resting in peace," McCord said. "She's going to be missed so much, that's my baby, my baby sister," LaRose said.

So many family and friends, torn apart by this tragedy.