Woman convicted in sheriff's death

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — A woman has been convicted of capital murder for running over and killing George County Sheriff Garry Welford in 2010.

Brandy Nicole Williams was convicted Monday by a jury in Lafayette County. Williams was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Williams’s then-boyfriend, Christopher Lee Baxter, was convicted of capital murder in May.

Williams was accused of driving the pickup truck that struck and killed Welford as she and Baxter fled from authorities on July 21, 2010. Baxter was wanted on an arrest warrant issued after he missed a sentencing date for drug convictions.

A defense lawyer has said Williams didn’t intend to kill the sheriff.