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August 23, 2013

Man charged in ex-wife's death in Long Prairie

LONG PRAIRIE — Prosecutors have charged a Long Prairie man with killing his ex-wife.

Forty-six-year-old Craig Lamont Williams was charged Friday in Todd County with second-degree murder.

According to the complaint, Williams called 911 Thursday and asked for an ambulance for a gunshot wound at a home south of Long Prairie.

The Long Prairie Leader reports a deputy going to the scene found Craig Williams and two boys walking on a highway. Williams asked to be put in the deputy's car.

The deputy found the body of Nancy Williams on the kitchen floor. A cast iron anvil was found near her face.

According to the complaint, Nancy Williams had gone to a neighbor's and said her ex-husband was threatening her. She then returned home.

Bail for Craig Williams was set at $2 million.

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