Willmer Scott faces judge in murder of girlfriend - WNEM TV 5

Man faces judge in murder of girlfriend

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Willmer Scott (Source: Cleveland Police) Willmer Scott (Source: Cleveland Police)
Joyce Williams (SOURCE: Family) Joyce Williams (SOURCE: Family)

Willmer Scott faced a judge Saturday morning charged in the murder of his long time girlfriend, Joyce Williams, 53.

He pled not guilty.  The judge set his bond at $1 million.

Scott, 61 turned himself into police in Barberton Thursday after Cleveland Police named him as a person of interest in Williams' stabbing death early Thursday morning.

Officers received a call around 2 a.m. Thursday to 478 E. 149th for a female stabbed.  Once on scene officers along with members from EMS found Williams with multiple stab wounds.

Williams' family told 19 Action News Scott and Williams had been together for 19 years.  They say they had a past filled with arguments.

Police had been called to the house Wednesday for a domestic, but they left without any arrests.

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