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Johnson City woman remanded to mental health facility for murder

Barbara Beers, pictured here with her brother (Source: The Beers Family) Barbara Beers, pictured here with her brother (Source: The Beers Family)
Tamara Williams (Source: Williamson County SO) Tamara Williams (Source: Williamson County SO)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A Johnson City woman will likely spend the rest of her natural life in a secure mental health facility.

Today, a judge remanded Tamara Williams to 120 years in that facility.

That ruling was handed down on Thursday, April 27, during a 'thiem hearing.'

Williams murdered Barbara Beers, 66, on November 15, 2013.

In December 2016, a judge ruled that the state proved that Williams murdered Beers, but that Williams was criminally insane at the time of the crime.

Investigators said Beers was stabbed to death. A neighbor found her body laying in the yard next to the road.

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