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SC wife and man murdered husband for insurance money, sheriff says

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Crystal Gail Williams (left) in an arrest mugshot. Shane Williams  (center) and Marcus Channing Johnson  (right) in an arrest mugshot. Crystal Gail Williams (left) in an arrest mugshot. Shane Williams (center) and Marcus Channing Johnson (right) in an arrest mugshot.
DACUSVILLE, SC -

The Pickens Sheriff says Crystal Gail Williams and a man are both charged with murdering Williams'  husband 38-year-old Shane Williams Sunday morning in Dacusville.

Sheriff Rick Clark says she murdered him for the $250,000 life insurance policy.

Williams and Marcus Channing Johnson are both charged with murder and criminal conspiracy to commit murder. Johnson is also charged with possession of a weapon in a violent crime.

WHNS-TV reported that Johnson and Crystal Williams are lifelong friends and the pair had a relationship via various messaging services for sometime, according to warrants obtained by the TV station.

The sheriff says investigators haven't found evidence they were romantically involved.

Shane Williams was a deacon at Cedar Rock Baptist Church, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. He had worked for Taylors Fire & Sewer District since October 1996 in different capacities most recently as the Construction Supervisor.

Chief Deputy Creed Hashe of the sheriff's department said that deputies responded to a home on Devon Court at 3:45 Sunday morning after receiving a call about a shooting.

When deputies arrived they found a man Williams dead from gunshot wounds.

According to Hashe, Williams' wife and the couple's 10-year-old son were inside the residence and told deputies that they were awakened by sounds that appeared to be gunshots.

Moments later they discovered Williams lying on the floor with no signs of forced entry.

Neither Williams' wife or the child were injured, Hashe said.

If anyone has any information about the shooting they are asked to contact Pickens County Crimestoppers at 1-800-442-CRIME or 898-KOPS.

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