Justice for Cynthia: Parker man and woman sentenced for 2016 murder

A Parker man and woman have both been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the 2016 murder of Cynthia Williams, whose body was found in a canal in the valley south of Parker.


Cynthia Williams

On Wednesday, Sharon Marie Clark, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release. Clark had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting. On December 20th, Jeffrey Scott Williams, 56, was also sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release. Williams had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting.

On or between March 8th and 9th, 2016, Clark and Williams took the victim, Cynthia Williams, to Clark’s apartment in Parker. At the apartment, Williams zip-tied the victim’s wrists and ankles, Clark duct-taped the victim’s mouth closed and struck the victim in the face with her fists, and Williams wrapped the victim up in plastic. The victim was then dumped in a canal. The medical examiner determined that the victim’s cause of death was asphyxia due to drowning. The victim was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and the murder took place on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Reservation, making it a federal case.

Cynthia Williams was not acting as an informant in drug matters for law enforcement, according to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, contrary to erroneous reports which circulated after she was found.

The suspects were arrested several months after the murder.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore and Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

10 comments

  1. Thank you LORD for swift JUSTICE..REST IN PEACE BIG SISTER..WE DID IT💓💓💓

  2. Carol Wilson

    Only 25 years for murder? Outrageous.

  3. Mary Shannon Jones

    Unlikely that either of them will ever get out.

  4. Just do the justice system a favor and take them out back and shoot them.

  5. Jack D White

    Should of been death sentences for the way they killed her

  6. Corey Lynn Nash

    As I tend to agree, I am very pleased that these 2 are in prison for what they’ve done, and are not free to harm others…

  7. Rest In Peace my Dear Friend You’ve been HEAVY on my my mind and heart… Miss you so much… one day… we will l out our make up on and do our hair and dress up…. until then rest rest Cindy… love your friend always… randee

  8. Lilice Greenlee

    Pre-meditated murder and only 25 yrs. not Justice!

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