Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Patrick Williams, 20, of Chino Valley, pled "Guilty Except Insane" to Second Degree Murder, Armed Burglary and Armed Robbery.
These offenses occurred on Saturday, December 4, 2010, when a relative called the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and asked for a welfare check on the victim. YCSO Deputies responded to the victim's residence in Chino Valley. Deputies found an unlocked garage side door leading into the house. They noticed a blood trail from the dining room into the living room. The deputies found the victim's body wrapped in a carpet in a closet in the living room. The victim had been stabbed 23 times, suffered broken ribs, broken jaw and a shattered skull.
Investigation led to the arrest of Patrick Williams, the victim's neighbor and someone the victim had befriended. Williams was charged with First degree murder, Burglary and Theft of Means of Transportation.
Williams's commitment hearing has been scheduled on November 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable Tina Ainley of the Yavapai County Superior Court. Under guilty except insane laws, Williams will receive a sentence ranging from 16 to 38 years in the Arizona State Hospital.