When Michele Williams met her third husband, Greg, it was
love at first sight. "Greg treated me like a queen," Michele tells "48
Hours." "He took me from day one and put me on an untouchable
pedestal. Nobody's ever treated me that way, he was my knight in shining armor."
Greg Williams died in the early morning hours of Oct.
13, 2011, in his mansion in Keller, Texas, a wealthy suburb of Fort Worth.
Police say he was shot in the right temple and pronounced dead at the scene.
Michele Williams claims she was asleep on the couch in
the living room with her daughter, Makayla, when she awoke to a loud noise. She got up to see
what woke her when she was knocked out by an intruder, she told police.
The bruise on her cheek, Michele Williams says, is proof
that she was knocked out by an intruder with a wrench, who proceeded to kill
her husband, Greg, and escape out the front door.
But when investigators arrive at the Williams' house,
they came across an unusual crime scene. They discovered that Greg's hands and
the gun had been wiped clean of fingerprints. Even more suspicious, there was
no DNA evidence at the crime scene.
hours after Greg Williams' shooting death, his wife, Michele, was brought to the Keller
Police Department for questioning. Police told her the story of an intruder
wasn't consistent with the lack of evidence at the crime scene. "48 Hours": Temptation in Texas
John McGrew turns up the heat on Michele and asks her what really happened to
Credit: Keller Police Department
Michele Williams' Changing Stories
Finally after Sgt. McGrew asks her for the eighth time,
Michele breaks and changes her story. She now claims that Greg committed
suicide and she covered it up to make it look like an intruder so their young
daughter wouldn't know that her dad killed himself.
But the medical examiner's report ruled Greg's death a
homicide, saying it was impossible for Greg to fire the gun and kill himself.
Nearly three months after her husband's death, Michele is arrested for the murder
of Greg Williams…but gets out of jail on bond a week later.
Gene Wallis, seen in the background, and Michele opened their own fitness business together and while Michele
was out on bond for the murder of her husband, the couple even appeared in a
video promoting their business for the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Lee O'Brien, left, and his younger brother, Andrew, say their
mother was never there for them growing up. They were constantly moved around
to different motels and trailers as they say Michele found new men in her life.
Her children were never a priority for her, her sons say.
In "48 Hours"'interview with Michele Williams' nephews, Trayce and Tyler, they
revealed that Michele joked about killing Greg and moving to Mexico with his
insurance money. Two days later, Greg was dead.
With a lack of physical evidence- prosecutors say was
destroyed by Michele- they offer her a plea deal which she agrees to. She will
plead guilty to a charge of deadly conduct and tampering with evidence and
serve 18 years in prison.
But an unexpected twist keeps her out of jail. She
and Gene Wallis announce they are expecting twins. But Wallis says Michele
suffered a miscarriage and when Judge Wisch learns that news, he hauls her back
In an exclusive jailhouse interview with "48 Hours",
while awaiting sentencing on the plea deal, Michele Williams contradicts
herself by saying that she is innocent of all charges. Michele tells
correspondent Peter Van Sant she took the plea deal hoping for a short
sentence, so she could be reunited with her daughter, Makayla. Once the judge
hears this he orders a hearing.
Michele Williams tells the court that she is innocent of
all charges that she previously pleaded guilty to. With that, the judge
reinstates the murder charge and orders her to remain in jail. Michele will be
tried by a jury in September 2014 for the murder of her husband, Greg.