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10/21/2013 10:04:00 AM
Mayer homicide ends with apparent suicide by Hewitt
William Hewitt
William Hewitt

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter


Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, a Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy located the vehicle of a murder suspect in an area off AZ 89A and the Prescott's Granite Dells Parkway. The wanted murder suspect, 29-year-old William Hewitt of Mayer, was found dead inside the vehicle from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Friday afternoon, Sheriff's officers were called to a remote area south of Mayer where the body of a woman was found and declared her a murder victim. The woman was discovered around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The woman killed has been tentatively identified as 38-year-old Kristina Webb, a resident of Mayer. Hewitt was Webb's boyfriend and lived with Webb and her 5-year-old-son in the Mayer area. Webb suffered a gunshot wound in the incident.

The victim's 5-year-old son was present when Hewitt killed his mother. The child is currently in protective custody.

Witnesses reported last seeing Hewitt about 10:45 a.m. that day traveling on Main Street in Mayer driving westbound in his tan 1979 Ford Pick-up, with an Arizona license. Citizens were warned not to approach Hewitt and that he may be armed.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013
Article comment by: edet jude uko

Crime does not pay and he or she who live by the gun shall die by the gun this exactly what happen to the murder suspect. But however, we should learn more about people before we accommodate them as a friend or lover because any mistake we made might lead to a life time regret , pain or happiness or laughter



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