Judge stacks 90-year sentence onto life term

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Memphis man serving a life term in the killing of his estranged wife's teenage daughter has been given 90 additional years in prison.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the sentence imposed Wednesday upon 40-year-old James Williams came in an attempt to also kill three family members of the woman who was killed. One of them was a young girl.

Williams was convicted last month on a first-degree murder charge in the July 2009 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kawanda Wainwright. His estranged wife, Mary Taylor, said Williams was angered because she was seeing another man and began shooting.

The incident occurred after Williams, Taylor, her six children and two grandchildren celebrated Taylor's birthday.

The court made the 90-year sentence consecutive to the life term handed down earlier.


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