Roger Williams, accused of burying son in barrel of concrete, out on bail
Roger Anthony Williams, who is accused of dumping his 2-year-old son’s body in a trash can and filling it with concrete, is out on bail.
Williams, of Summerville, posted $250,000 bail and was released from Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner, Berkeley sheriff’s spokesman Dan Moon said. The Sheriff’s Office charged Williams last year with homicide by child abuse.Williams reportedly also posted bail in Charleston County, where he is charged with obstruction of justice.
Ninth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Anne Williams said Wednesday that her office has been working with the homicide victim’s family to prepare for trial, but no trial date for Roger Williams has been set.
At the end of a massive, 12-hour search, the body of Rodricus Williams was found in July 2010 in a trash can in Orangeburg County. The body had been concealed in 400 pounds of concrete, authorities said.
Efforts to find the boy began July 6, 2010, with reports that the boy was missing after falling into the water off The Battery in downtown Charleston.
Authorities determined the boy never was in the water, and arrested Roger Williams and his girlfriend, Grace Trotman.
Trotman pleaded guilty in February to charges of homicide by child abuse and desecration of human remains. She could face 20 years in prison.
According to affidavits, Trotman admitted to an FBI agent that she made up the missing-child story to cover up the boy’s death. Williams said the boy had an ongoing health condition that needed to be monitored.
When Rodricus fell ill, Williams told Trotman not to contact health care providers. He admitted to investigators he did not call for medical help. After the boy died, Williams and Trotman reportedly gave authorities statements directing them to an abandoned mobile home, where Rodricus’ body was found.