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Statesboro father indicted for murder of 4-month-old
Allen Ray Williams charged in Sept. death of infant son
Allan Ray Williams

A man has been indicted on a felony murder count in the killing of his 4-month-old son, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

On Sept. 12, deputies and Bulloch County EMS responded to a mobile home in the 2000 block of Old Register Road along for a 4-month-old child reportedly not breathing. EMS transported the child to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Investigators responded to both the scene and hospital to begin an investigation.

Extensive interviews were conducted with the father of the child, Allan Ray Williams, 29, of the mobile home, who had recently moved to Bulloch County from Johnson
County. Williams indicated that his son had choked while drinking a bottle in his crib and that upon noticing the child in distress, he called for help, Sheriff Lynn Anderson said in a news release issued Wednesday.

Based on multiple interviews with Williams and others, along with the processing of the residence, inconsistencies appeared in Williams' story, Anderson said.

A subsequent autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Coastal Regional Crime Lab further highlighted the fact that the child did not die as related by Williams, the sheriff said.

Chief Deputy Jared Akins, of the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, said Wednesday that the autopsy revealed the infant died of asphyxiation.

On Sept. 27, Williams was charged with second-degree cruelty to children and making false statements. He has since remained in custody.

On Monday, the Grand Jury of Bulloch County was presented with the facts of the case. The grand jury returned true bills of indictment on the following charges against Williams: felony murder, second-degree cruelty to children and making false statements.

Williams remains in custody with no bond at the Bulloch County Jail.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Investigator Jason Long at (912) 764-1747 or submit an anonymous tip to


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