Frayser man convicted in 2013 shooting death of 62-year-old - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Frayser man convicted in 2013 shooting death of 62-year-old

Bryant Williamson (Source: SCSO) Bryant Williamson (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man is sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of Diane Ward.

Saturday, Bryant Williamson, 27, was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of 62-year-old Diane Ward, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

Williamson was also convicted of attempted first-degree murder for the person he intended to shoot.

The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. in the 2100 block of Burnham Cove on January 11, 2013. Police said Ward’s brother lived here.

Investigators said Ward was unloading groceries from her car when Williamson fired shots that were meant for another man he had been fighting with.

Ward was shot instead. She died at the scene.

A judge automatically sentenced Williamson to life in prison. He will face up to 60 years in jail for the attempted murder charge when he is sentenced May 9.

Williamson has three prior felony convictions on his record.

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