The teenager convicted of the 2015 shooting of a random motorist on Dauphin Street has been accused of murdering a fellow inmate at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

Officials with the Alabama Department of Corrections say 18-year-old Michael Williams is a suspect in the stabbing death of 60-year-old Jerry Reynolds, who is also from Mobile County.

Exactly what led to the stabbing is unknown at this time, and it’s unclear of the Reynolds and Williams were known to one another outside of state prison.

Authorities recovered a makeshift weapon in the area shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, and said an investigation is ongoing.

Reynolds was serving five years in Holman for a drug distribution charge he was convicted of in 2014.

Williams was one of several teenagerss connected the shooting of Maria Williamson, 26, who reported being ambushed by a group of young males near the interaction of Dauphin and Monterrey streets while she was driving home from work in 2015.

(Left) Jerry Reynolds, 60, was stabbed to death in an Alabama state prison in the early hours of June 13. Michael Williams, 18, is the primary suspect in the murder. Both are from Mobile County.


One of the two suspects tried as adults for their role in that incident, Williams was identified as the shooter and pleaded guilty to pointing a gun at Williamson’s face and pulling the trigger after the group failed to pull open her car door that night in June of 2015.

Barely 15 at the time of the shooting, Williams told the court when he sentenced that he was “sorry for what he’d done” and “didn’t want that kind of lifestyle,” but Circuit Judge Sara Stewart handed down a 25-year sentence in October of 2017.

Williams has served less than eight months of his 25-year sentence.