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The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested someone in connection to a stabbing that occurred on April 1st. 46-year-old Keely A. Williams of Rochester was arrested after following up on numerous leads, and conducting interviews with multiple people with knowledge of the situation and the victim. At 4:17 AM on April 1st, a 9-1-1 call came in concerning a stabbed victim. The victim was 38-year-old Joshua R. Pfeiler who eventually succumbed to his injuries.


The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office along with the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office obtained an arrest warrant charging Williams with 3 counts of First Degree Murder and 1 count of aggravated domestic battery. Williams was arrested after she turned herself in without incident on April 2nd at 5 PM. She was accompanied by her attorney, Scott Hanken. Authorities learned that Williams and Pfeiler had lived together and were involved in a romantic relationship together.  


Williams is currently incarcerated at the Sangamon County Jail on a $2,000,000 bond. She made her first appearance in Sangamon County Court on Friday.

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