Holland man admits to stabbing his girlfriend to death, says he doesn't want a lawyer

Murder confession in court

HOLLAND, MICH. - Keith Williams, 51, admitted to stabbing his girlfriend and then shortly after got up and walked out of frame during his video arraignment in 58th District Court on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Police were called to a home on the 200 block of West 14th Street in Holland around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, where they found the dead body of Williams' girlfriend, Crystal Suzanne Latham. Williams then led police on a statewide search that put Hope College on a temporary lockdown.

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He was arrested Monday evening by Michigan State Police. Today, he appeared in court via video for his arraignment where he denied an attorney saying there was "no need for it."

"No, I do not want that right," Williams said.

"I admit I murdered Suzanne Latham, Crystal Suzanne Latham. I admit to that fact and I am willing to suffer whatever consequences this court has for me.,I'm apologetic about it but it did happen. I am indeed guilty of this charge. There's no need to go any further." 

 Judge Bradley Knoll informed doesn't have jurisdiction to accept a guilty plea to a murder charge. Knoll moved on to the discussion of bond, something Williams wanted nothing to do with.

"I'm going to dismiss from this court your Honor, I don't need a bond. I don't want a bond," he said as he walked away from the video arraignment. 

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for later this month. Williams is facing life in prison. 

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