Auglaize Co. murder trial set

By J Swygart -

Brent Willilams

Brent Willilams

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WAPAKONETA — Ten days in early April have been set aside in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court for the jury trial of a Waynesfield man charged with killing his wife some 16 months ago.

Brent Williams, 45, was arrested in late July of this year in connection with the death a year earlier of Erin Mulcahy, whose body was found in a Karen Street apartment in the village of Waynesfield. He was indicted on two counts of murder, each unclassified felonies, and one count of tampering with evidence.

Mulcahy and Williams married April 14, 2016, records show. She was a 2000 graduate of Elida High School.

Williams, a 1992 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School, is being represented in the case by Lima attorney William Kluge, who has filed a motion with the court to have statements made by his client suppressed. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for Dec. 11.

A pre-trial hearing is slated for Feb. 12, with the trial to begin on April 8.

According to court documents, Williams was living at 25286 Allen Union Wayne Road in rural Waynesfield at the time of his wife’s death. The landlord of the apartments where Mulcahy resided found the woman nude and lying in a running shower on July 5 of last year. The bathroom floor and rug in Mulcahy’s apartment bathroom were both wet, court documents show.

Auglaize County Coroner Thomas Freytag reported the woman died of strangulation and had been lying in the shower for three days before being discovered.

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