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Mugshot: Donna Williams, 51, waited two weeks before calling police to her Vancouver home
A woman who is accused of bludgeoning her abusive husband to death with a hammer did not call 911 for two weeks while his body lay in their blood-spattered bedroom.
Donna Williams, 51,from Vancouver, Washington, called 911 on Wednesday and told officers to come to the house.
They found the body of 55-year-old Mark Williams covered with bed sheets on a bed in the home, according to KLTV.
There were red stains all over the walls, and the bedding was stained with what appeared to be blood, police said in the court documents.
A sergeant said he had been struck several times in the head.
Williams was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and is being held on $750,000 bond.
Friends and neighbors of the couple said that the 51-year-old would often complain to them about being beaten by her husband.
Court documents revealed that she admitted to police she killed her husband after he had become increasingly abusive towards her.
She said that on Mother’s day he had been taking cocaine and punched her in the eye.
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Show of happiness: Donna Williams told police and friends her husband of 30 years Mark had become increasingly abusive recently
Scene: When police arrived at the home they found Mark’s body covered in blood-stained sheets and the walls were spattered with blood
On the morning of May 14, the court documents said, Donna Williams woke up early and went to the garage to retrieve a hammer. She told detectives she returned to the bedroom and struck her sleeping husband in the head three to four times, according to the court documents.
She then went to the store and when she returned she saw her husband was still alive so she hit him once more on the head with the hammer until she was sure he was dead.
Close friend Barbara Bright told KLTV: ‘She came over a few times, and she just acted like an abused person. She didn’t want anyone to touch her or see her bruises.
Neighbor Barbara Bright told KLTV: ‘She came over a few times, and she just acted like an abused person. She didn’t want anyone to touch her or see her bruises’
Jailed: Donna Williams has been charged with first-degree murder after admitting she bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer
‘She would come over crying lots saying, “You just don’t know, you just don’t know what I have to put up with.”
‘I just never thought it would come to this. I thought she would leave him first. I can’t believe this has happened.’