New details are emerging about the violent death of a Chesterfield mother. Mia Williams was stabbed to death in her Brandy Oakes home last week and her husband has been charged with the crime.
Tony Williams is being held in jail and their two children are staying with family.
At her visitation, Mia Williams' family said the line was so long, there was nowhere to park. The Army veteran, nurse, and mother of two had many friends.
On the day of her funeral, flowers sat outside Mia Williams home. But, nearly a week before when detectives arrived on scene, it was a much more gruesome scene. Court papers indicate Mia Williams was found with a knife still stuck in her chest.
They report that Mia's teenage daughter called 911 that night, telling dispatchers her mother was lying on the kitchen floor where police say she died.
Inside the kitchen, police collected several knives- one on the floor, on in a pot, and a knife block. Police say her husband killed her, drove off in a Mercedes trying to escape, and got hit by a car.
when Police searched the car, they reported finding a reddish brown substance on the interior and exterior of the car. They also listed collecting clothing, blood swabs, and a teddy bear.
Family members say they had no idea Mia was suffering from domestic violence, but court records show police have been to the home for issues before.
"If you're experiencing violence from the person you love the very most in the world, then that's a really hard thing to tell anyone," explained domestic violence prevention expert Angela Verdery with Safe Harbor.
After what happened to Mia, her family tells NBC12 they want to help other victims gain the courage to tell someone and seek help. They're asking that her story help someone else. If you know someone who needs help or if you are a domestic violence victim, call (804) 287-7877.
To learn more about Mia Williams, here is her obituary.
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