Gwinnett County

Man accused of hiring hitman to kill ex-girlfriend at Gwinnett County dealership captured in Texas

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A man accused of hiring someone to kill his ex-girlfriend has been arrested.

Channel 2′s Matt Johnson has learned that authorities in Harris County, Texas, have captured 41-year-old Stoney Williams, a man accused of hiring 23-year-old Wesley Vickers to kill his ex-girlfriend, 34-year-old Courtney Owens.

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Authorities have not provided details regarding the Williams’ capture.

In early December, Owens was gunned down in cold blood while at work at Royal Court Motors.


Vickers was arrested nearly a month later on Jan. 6 and charged with felony murder, malice murder, and aggravated assault.

During a court hearing in January, a detective testified that Williams owned the dealership with Owens and offered Vickers $20,000 to kill her and make it look like a robbery.

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Williams also allegedly offered Vickers $4,800 before Owens’ murder to “send a message” by shooting up the house where she was staying at with a friend in Fairburn.

Authorities told Johnson Williams was arrested Friday and will be brought back to Gwinnett County.