A Cobb County man accused of strangling his wife was indicted by a grand jury Thursday.
Derrick McLaurence Williams is charged with malice murder, felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.
Williams is accused of strangling his wife, Finesse Dawson, on Dec. 5 at a home on Old Spring Road in Smyrna. He strangled her with his hands and wrapped her body in a bed sheet, according to police.
Investigators believe Williams waited to tell anyone his wife was dead, and then claimed that she had died of a drug overdose.
He was arrested in Washoe County, Nevada, on Dec. 11.
Williams spent seven months of 2011 in prison on weapons and drug charges, officials said.
He is currently being held in the Cobb County Jail without bond.
No arraignment date has been set. If convicted, Williams could face life in prison.