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Desperate, Unhygienic W.Va. Woman Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 90 Days

Williams In a classic judicial move, I'm going to preface this post with the assumption that readers are familiar with the underlying facts. Because to say that the story of Melissa Lee Williams has gone viral would be a significant understatement.

Williams is the woman credited by The Smoking Gun with "utter[ing] a line never previously recorded in a police report." What's that line? Some vague sense of decency prevents me from retyping it here. If you really don't know, click any one of the links I'm providing. For our purposes, let's just say that Williams pulled a knife in a motel room and threatened to kill two guys (one of whom was her estranged husband) if one of them didn't ... service her. The one who was not her husband had initially volunteered, but was repelled for olfactory reasons. Seriously, click here for details.

In an update, The Smoking Gun reported last week that Williams pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. It's unclear to me whether the plea form indicates that all 90 days were suspended, or whether the 90 days that were suspended were in addition to 90 days she's actually expected to serve. If she's actually going inside, here's to hoping the Jackson County, W.Va., jail has a liberal shower policy.

Posted by Eric Lipman on November 22, 2010 at 01:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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