Sometime between the midnight of October 12th and 11 p.m. on October 13th in 2017, Lamora Williams is accused of having placed her two youngest children in an oven and turning it on in her apartment in Atlanta Georgia. In the 911 call she placed, she said that she had left her child with a family member while she was at work. When she returned home, her children were dead, one stuck under an oven, both burned, and claimed there were “brains laid out on the floor”. Her family reports that she had long standing untreated mental illness and detectives did not believe her story. She was charged with her children’s murders. A case summary can be found here.
Lamora Williams 911 Transcript
Dispatcher: Atlanta 911, Operator 7054, what’s the address of your emergency?
Lamora Williams: Yes. Ma’am, Ma’am, I have a question, and this is a serious matter. Um, I just left, um, my cousin in the house with my kids. Um, she just left my kids in the house when I came back from work,
Lamora Williams: and my kids, two of my kids are dead. What am I, what am I, what do I gotta do? They’re dead. She left them dead in the house by theyselves.
Dispatcher: Okay, ma’am, where are you now?
Lamora Williams: I’m in my house. She left my door open. My baby boy, my oldest baby boy is the only one that’s here and only one that’s alive. She left, she left them, she left them in the house by theyselves. She left them in here, and they’re not…
Dispatcher: Okay, hold…
Lamora Williams: Can you listen? When I came in, the stove was layin’ on my son, my youngest son’s head, and my other son was laid out on the floor with his brains laid out on the floor. I don’t know what to do, I just came home from work to this.
Lamora Williams: My baby’s dead.
Dispatcher: Okay, ma’am, I’m gon-gonna get EMS and I’m going to get, um, police and fire at the location. Can you tell me where you’re located?
Lamora Williams: Um, um, um ma’am I can’t even talk. This is so serious. I’m so scared. I don’t want to get locked up, because I was there at work.
Dispatcher: Okay, ma’am [cross talk]
Lamora Williams: I don’t [cross talk]
Dispatcher: I completely understand that you’re scared. I completely understand but I need to get some help out there to you now. Can you tell me where you’re located?
Lamora Williams: I understand that, but please, can you please help me, like, can you please tell me, like, I don’t want to get locked up because this is not my fault. I had just came home from work. I just came home from work.
Dispatcher: Yes, ma’am.
Lamora Williams: I just came home from work.
Dispatcher: Okay, ma’am. The first thing that I need to do is get some help out there to you. I understand that you’re upset and scared.
Lamora Williams: They’ve been here dead. Like, it’s, it’s not, it’s aint no way in the fuck she left my babies dead…
Lamora Williams: …and I don’t have no way to reach her.
Dispatcher: Okay. If you, if you’re not sure, [cross talk] if you were at work, ma’am, listen to me. If you were at work while this happened, then the responsibility is going to fall on your sister. That’s who you left them with. Okay? But where are you [cross talk], can you tell me where you are? Where are you located now? Where are you?
Lamora Williams: I’m located in 979 Howell Place.
Dispatcher: Okay, hold on one moment because I’m also going to get EMS on the line as well, okay?
Lamora Williams: Yes, please.
Dispatcher: Hold on one moment. Yes, ma’am. stay on the line with me though, okay? Hold on one moment with me.
[beep, ringing, shuffling]
Lamora Williams: Okay.
EMS: EMS, what’s the address of the emergency?
Dispatcher: EMS, the call is at 979 Howell Place, Southwest. That’s 979 Howell Place Southwest.
EMS: Alright ma’am, what’s the phone number you’re calling from?
Lamora Williams: 404 [edited] 33
EMS: Okay. Tell me exactly what happened.
Lamora Williams: When I just came home from work, my babies were stuck in the stove dead, and I just came home from work.
EMS: Wait, wait, ma’am.
Lamora Williams: My sister was babysitting my kids and left my kids dead in the house, aint no tellin’ how long they been in this house.
EMS: Alright, wait, are you, is there, is there, is your son obviously dead? Is he breathing at all? Can you tell if he’s breathing?
Lamora Williams: He’s dead, he’s burnt. Both of my children are dead. Their head is burnt, they, the stove is laying on this floor. The stove, one of my babies is stuck. The stove is pulled over and everything.
EMS: Alright [inaudible], can we get PD and fire to this location? I’m operator 839
Dispatcher: Yes, we have PD and fire already en route to that location. I’m 7054.
EMS: Alright, thank you so much.
Lamora Williams: Please help me, please!
EMS: Alright ma’am, I’m en route. Okay?
Lamora Williams: Alright, thank you so much.