Woman makes up boy on Facebook to talk to her niece, who asks fictional boy to kill her aunt, uncle, cousin and dog
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- A 19-year-old is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after asking a fictional stranger to shoot and kill her family.
According to court records filed Tuesday, 19-year-old Marissa Williams
has lived with her aunt in Fosters, Ala., since April 2014. Their
relationship was strained by Williams' habits on social media -- she
allegedly would invite strangers she befriended on sites like Facebook
over to her house.
When her aunt asked Williams to stop inviting men she met online to
her home and did not allow her to go to parties with strangers, the
19-year-old blocked her aunt on Facebook, prohibiting the woman from
seeing what her niece was doing there.
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Marissa Williams was charged with the solicitation of murder and is in
the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $30,000 bond. (Tuscaloosa County
According to the deposition, Williams' aunt decided to create a
Facebook profile for a fictional man that she named Tre 'Topdog' Ellis
so that she could add Williams as a friend and chat with her. The woman
hoped for a rare glimpse into her niece's online activity and for an
opportunity to teach Williams about the dangers of interacting with
The experiment soured quickly. According to court documents, Williams
began unknowingly talking to her aunt, posing as Ellis, in late May,
and on the first day they interacted online, she gave the fictional boy
her phone number and home address and asked him to come over and get
drunk with her. She then offered to have sex with him if he'd pay her
$50 cell phone bill.
Days later, Williams allegedly told the man she knew as Ellis that
her family made her angry and that she wanted to get out of Alabama. She
then asked the man she'd never met to come kidnap her and take her away
from her family. According to the deposition, Williams told 'Tre' to
shoot and kill her aunt if she tried to stop him.
Her plans reportedly got increasingly intricate and sinister as time
passed. According to the court files, she told the fictional man how to
get into her aunt's bedroom so he could kill her and the woman's fiance
first, then she asked him to shoot her cousin and the family dog on the
way out. Williams allegedly planned to pack her things in his car while
'Tre' murdered her family.
When she read what Williams was asking the fictional boy to do,
the aunt called the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office and asked for
According to the deposition, deputies arrived and interviewed
Williams, who admitted to the plot but apologized and said she didn't
really mean for anyone to be killed. She was arrested and taken to the
county jail, where she is charged with the solicitation of murder.
Williams remains there pending a $30,000 bond.