Wanted Stabbing Suspect in Custody

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A collection of past mugshots for stabbing suspect Michael Williams. Click to enlarge.


A man is in custody, after weeks of being on the run in Sacramento, accused of killing his wife.

Tanganyika Williams was found with a deadly stab wound along 24th street on July 8.

Her family initially suspected Michael Williams in her death, saying Tanganyika expressed she wanted to leave her husband.

Police later issue a warrant for Williams. FOX40 learned Williams has a violent past.

Police Identify Suspect in Meadowview Stabbing Homicide

Michael Williams and his wife, Tanganyika. She was found stabbed on July 8, Michael is now being called a suspect.

The search for him gained wide-spread attention after NBA player Matt Barnes mentioned the story on social media, saying Tanganyika was his aunt.

Sacramento police said Tuesday they had Michael Williams in custody, thanks to a tip from a citizen.

He was arrested near Darla Way and Hemingway Drive in Sacramento. More information about his arrest should be released later Tuesday.

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