New trial date set for Williams in 2005 Oxford slaying

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — David Williams will be retried July 31 in Lafayette County for the 2005 slaying of a University of Mississippi student.

Circuit court officials in Oxford confirmed the date.

Williams is charged with the stabbing death of Demetria Bracey.

He was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to life in prison. The Mississippi Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 2010.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court ruled the trial judge erred by not allowing a jury instruction on assisted suicide as a possible lesser offense.

Williams and Bracey were students at Ole Miss. He claimed the stabbing death was part of a mutual suicide pact.

Williams is currently free on a $100,000 bond.