Wayne Williams

By Julian Valencia

Wayne William's conviction

Wayne Williams I'd the prime suspect of over 20 black youth murders. He was only convicted of murdering 2 adults.

Evidence of his murders

Due to convincing circumstantial and DNA evidence, he was convicted of two adult murders The conviction was based on physical evidence—matching fibers found on the victims and in Williams’s personal possessions—and eyewitness accounts, and he was sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

Possible bias

He was suspected of murdering over 20 black youth people do to not enough evidence they could not convict him of those murders. DNA sequencing from hairs found on different victims revealed a match to Williams’s own hair, to 98 percent certainty. But that 2 percent doubt was enough to prevent further convictions.


    Wayne Bertram Williams was born on May 27, 1958 and raised in the Dixie Hills neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta, Georgia to Homer and Faye Williams. Both parents were teachers.