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Wayne Williams

Wayne WilliamsAKA Wayne Bertram Williams

Born: 27-May-1958
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Atlanta child murders

Suspect in the "Atlanta Child Murders", preyed mostly on young black male hustlers 1979-81, causing great consternation in Atlanta. He became a suspect after a policeman heard a splash in the Chattahoochee River and spotted William's car driving off. The body of Nathaniel Cater was retrieved from the river soon afterward. Williams was convicted largely on circumstancial evidence for the murders of two adult men, but the child murders stopped after he was arrested in 1981.

Father: Homer Williams (schoolteacher)
Mother: Faye Williams (schoolteacher)

    High School: Fredrick Douglas High School, Atlanta, GA
    University: Georgia State University (dropped out)

    Impersonating a Police Officer 1976, no charges filed
    Murder Arrested 1981, convicted 1982 (two counts)

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