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Monsters Among Us: Marcel Wayne Williams kidnapped, raped and killed Stacy Rae Errickson; Sentenced to death

From Williams’ appeal: On November 20, 1994, Stacy Errickson, the victim, on her way to work, stopped at the Jacksonville Shellstop for gas.   The time was approximately 6:45 a.m. Williams approached Errickson’s vehicle, drew a firearm, and forced her to move from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s side.   Williams then drove Errickson’s car away from the convenience store.   Williams then took Errickson to several automated teller machines and coerced her to attempt withdrawals.   A total of eighteen transactions yielded the sum of $350.   The last transaction occurred at 7:37 a.m. These transactions were recorded by security cameras at several banking facilities.   Stacy Errickson did not make it to work that day, nor did she pick up her child from the babysitter at the end of the day.

Police arrested Williams on an outstanding warrant on November 29, 1994, and questioned him based on physical evidence linking him to two other assaults on women.   During the course of an intensive interrogation lasting some thirteen hours, Williams admitted having abducted Errickson from the convenience store and robbing her through ATM withdrawals.   However, he denied any sexual assault and assured the officers that to the best of his knowledge Errickson was alive.   Appellant attempted to implicate others as accomplices asserting that they were the ones responsible for physically harming her.   Based upon information Williams supplied, the police recovered a sheet matching Williams description as one he used in connection with the abduction and also recovered a gold ring which Williams identified.   On December 5, 1994, police discovered Stacy Errickson’s body buried in a shallow grave.   Other evidence adduced at trial indicated that witnesses Tammy Victoria and Tammy Keenahan identified Williams as a man they had seen on the morning of November 20, 1994, at the Shellstop.   They also testified that after they left the station he followed them in a car and attempted to stop them until they sought refuge at the air force base.   Williams subsequently returned to the Shellstop and abducted Stacy Errickson.

On April 5, 1995, the Pulaski County prosecutor by felony information charged Williams with capital murder, kidnapping, rape, and aggravated robbery.   The information also asserted that Williams had four prior felony convictions.   The Pulaski County Circuit Court tried Williams on these charges beginning on January 6, 1997.   Appellant was convicted on all counts.   During the sentencing phase of the trial the prosecutor introduced evidence in support of three aggravating circumstances, and the appellant offered one mitigating circumstance.   The jury found that all three alleged aggravating circumstances existed beyond a reasonable doubt and that Williams’s mitigating circumstance was also established.   In balancing these findings the jury recommended a sentence of death, which the trial court accepted.

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INMATE INFORMATION

ADC Number: 000943
Name: Williams, Marcel W
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 74 inches
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/20/1970
Initial Receipt Date: 02/28/1986
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
Custody Classification: SK
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: Death
Total time*:

Aliases
Lifestyle Lifestyle
Marcel W Standridge
Marcel Williams
Marcel W Williams
Marcell W Williams
Life S Williams
Life style W Williams
Marcell Wayne Williams

Scars, Marks, & Tattoos:
2 SCAR ON RIGHT COLLAR BONE
PENNY SIZE
SCAR BEND OF LEFT ELBOW.
TATTOO:LIONHEAD UP
PER RIGHT ARM
2 SCAR ON RIGHT COLLAR BONE
PENNY SIZE SCAR BEND OF LEFT ELBOW.
TATTOO:LIONHEAD UPPER RIGHT ARM
TATTOO:$ RIGHT HAND
TATTOO:EAGLE LEFT CHEST
TATTOO:HEART W/2 ROSES FRONT LOWER LEFT
1/2 SCAR FRONT UPPER LEFT LEG
1/2 SCAR LEFT BUTTOCK

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