San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY 222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201
T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371
TORI VERBER SALAZAR District Attorney Scott A. Fichtner Assistant District Attorney Kristine M. Reed Assistant District Attorney James Bojko Chief Investigator
News from the Office of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar
For Immediate Release
May 26, 2020
CONTACT: Angela Hayes, Deputy District Attorney
T: (209) 468-2400 | E:

Billy Dee Williams to be Arraigned Tomorrow on Torture and Child Abuse Charges Pending Further Investigation

Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Billy Dee Williams, age 30, will be arraigned on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, on torture and child abuse charges stemming from the discovery of his seven year old daughter's body in the garage of their home on Saturday morning. Dr. Michael Hunter, the Medical Examiner for San Joaquin County, has indicated that it will take additional time to review all of the forensic medical evidence to determine the cause of death.

"This remains an open and active investigation and we are working with Stockton Police Detectives, Children's Protective Services and the Medical Examiner's Office to ensure justice is served in this case," said District Attorney Salazar. "We must remain vigilant in protecting the most vulnerable members of our community. With children away from school and daycare, we have lost an invaluable layer of protection for children in crisis. As the investigation proceeds and once the Medical Examiner determines the cause of death, additional charges can and will be filed as warranted against any persons responsible for the death of this young girl. We urge the public to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8323 with any information regarding this case."

"Evil depends on good people keeping silent." You can contact the Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County at