Lake County judge sentences Donald Williams to death

Williams convicted of kidnapping, murdering 81-year-old woman

LEESBURG, Fla. - A Central Florida man was sentenced to the death penalty on Friday after being convicted of kidnapping and killing an 81-year-old woman.

Donald Williams was convicted in 2013 of kidnapping Janet Patrick, of Leesburg, from a Publix and killing her in 2010.

A Lake County judge took the recommendation from the jury back and sentenced Williams to death Friday morning.

Williams represented himself in the trial after he fired his public defender.

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