Tuscaloosa teen charged with solicitation of murder will remain in jail

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – A Tuscaloosa teenager will remain in jail for allegedly asking a fictional boy she met on Facebook to murder her family. The teenager, 19-year-old Marissa Williams, did not know that the fictional boy was actually an alias being used by her aunt – one of the people she wanted killed.

During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a judge found probably cause to continue holding Williams. She has been in the Tuscaloosa County Jail since her arrest in June.

Williams is charged with solicitation of murder. Investigators say she and her aunt, whom she lived with, were having disagreements. Williams blocked her aunt from her Facebook page, so her aunt created the person of Tre “Topdog” Ellis and befriended Williams.

Only a few days later, Williams asked Tre to take her away from the home. She begged him to shoot her family.

Williams remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $30,000 bond.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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