He beat her and she died a month later, now he’s facing a murder charge

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SARASOTA, FL – 26-year-old Nicklaus Williams is charged with Homicide today after he beat a woman who tragically died from her injuries. Deputies responded May 5 to an apartment along Beneva Road after the victim dialed 911 to report Williams slammed the victim’s head into the wall during an altercation.

Deputies located the victim down the street from the apartment where she had a large hematoma above her eye. The victim was treated by medical personnel but refused transport to the hospital. The victim was admitted to the hospital May 13 after suffering complications from the head injury which caused internal bleeding, eventual necrosis, and several surgical procedures.

The victim died on May 29. Williams has been in custody since May 6 for felony Battery, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting Arrest without Violence. On Wednesday, his felony Battery charge was elevated to Homicide. Our thoughts today are with the victim’s family in this tragic and sickening case.