The woman accused of stabbing her boss with a fishing knife was arrested again after the police said the stabbing was a second attempt at murder.
According to a sworn statement, Gainesville police said that Linda Renae Williams, 40, was trying to crash into her boss’s car near SW 15th Avenue while she was on her way into work on January 17.
When Williams ‘ plan failed, she went to her office at Scruggs, Carmichael, and Wershow, waiting for the accounting and administrative director to get there. When she did, Williams asked her to talk inside and stabbed her several times with a fishing knife.
After further investigation, the authorities learned that Williams was in charge of the law firm’s budgets and had recently been confronted with some inconsistencies. Williams ‘ boss thought she was stealing money from the law firm. Several law firm employees told the police they observed the altercation that led to Williams ‘ capture.
She was originally charged with attempted murder and had been booked at the Alachua County Jail, where she had posted her $250,000 bond.
After the follow-up investigation, the crash and the stabbing of her boss, Williams was indicted with a second count of attempted murder, and was placed in the Alachua County Jail with a $1,000,000 bond.