This just in from Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office:
Today Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Lavonn Williams II, 39, with Murder in the First Degree and Attempted Murder in the First Degree for the brutal beating of his parents, 56 year old Brenda Williams and 64 year old Lavonn Williams.
On April 30, 2012, Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival deputies heard a commotion in the lower portion of the residence, a mother-in-law style apartment. Deputies contacted the homeowner who lives in the upper portion of the house. The homeowner advised deputies that Brenda Williams, suffering from pancreatic cancer, rented the apartment and lived with her ex-husband, Lavonn Williams, who was caring for her. Their son, Lavonn Williams II had also been staying with the couple for several weeks.
Deputies were led into Williams’ apartment by the homeowner through an interior entrance inside the main house. Upon entering, deputies immediately saw Lavonn Williams unconscious on the floor covered with blood. Lavonn Williams II was standing over his mother who lay unconscious and bloody on the floor. Williams II’s hands were covered in blood.
While at the scene, Lavonn Williams briefly regained consciousness. He reported to detectives that earlier in the evening a dispute arose and his son, Lavonn Williams II, was ordered to leave.
Williams II left but returned. Shortly thereafter Williams II beat his parents. Williams II beat his father unconscious with a large vacuum cleaner. Investigators saw bloody parts of the vacuum strewn about the apartment. He suffered serious head wounds but is expected to live.
Lavonn Williams II beat his mother to death with a wooden chair. She suffered severe head trauma and was transported to a local trauma center where she was pronounced dead several hours later. Investigators saw bloody parts of a wooden chair inside the apartment.
Lavonn Williams II has previously been convicted of numerous felony offenses including Assault in the Second and Third Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First and Second Degree, Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle and Drug Possession.