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As Williams would later acknowledge, he lied repeatedly and tried to blame the child for the April 28, 2017, death, citing a tendency toward "self-harming" behavior.
Williams, who at the time worked for the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, finally said he held the child under the water for 30 to 45 seconds twice and that it could’ve killed him. He also admitted hitting him with a belt.
He denied burning the child’s feet with scalding water, but police told him they didn’t believe him.
The ultimate cause of death was drowning, which prosecutors said took longer than Williams claimed he held the child down.
At the end of the police interview, Williams cried hard and said, “I don’t want to go to jail.”
He faces between 47 years and life without parole in prison.
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