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Florida Supreme Court Denies Motion To Review Denise Williams Murder Conviction Reversal

The Florida Supreme Court says it will not review an appellate court decision that overturned Denise Williams's murder conviction and life sentence.

Williams was found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and accessory after the fact in the death of her first husband Mike Williams nearly two decades ago. Williams is still guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and obligated to finish the rest of her 30-year prison sentence.

Williams was shot and killed by his friend Brian Winchester during a duck hunting trip. Winchester and Williams married years later and eventually divorced.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.