Homicide Worldwide Podcast

Sharon Williams & Walter Scott "To Die For" Ep 066

March 31, 2022 Season 2 Episode 66
Homicide Worldwide Podcast
Sharon Williams & Walter Scott "To Die For" Ep 066
Show Notes

Walter Scott disappeared on December 27, 1983. In April 1987, his body was found floating face-down in a cistern. He had been hog-tied and shot in the chest. Scott's second wife, JoAnn (née Calcaterra), who died on May 12, 2019, at age 75, pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution of his murder, and received a five-year sentence. She served 18 months of her sentence as a result of a plea bargain. Her lover, James H. Williams Sr., whom she married in 1986, was found guilty of two counts of capital murder involving the deaths of his previous wife, Sharon Williams (who died from what was originally thought to be an auto accident in 1983), and of Walter Scott. Police were told where to look for Scott's body by Williams' son who was incarcerated at the time, and didn't get along with his father.

The case was documented on Court TV's Forensic Files (episode: The Cheater), HBO's Autopsy 3: Voices From the Grave, Secrets of the Morgue (episode: The Wells Run Dry), and as part of The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (episode: Grave Discoveries).

On September 11, 2011, James Williams, at age 72, died in prison from a heart condition while serving his life sentence. On January 15, 2003,Walter Simon Notheis Sr. (Walter’s father) died.


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