Mother: 'They took my son's life'

By Nikki

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) A Berkeley County mother Friday night made a desperate plea, seeking help in solving her son's 2011 murder.

Saturday will mark a grim reminder for Audrey Williams. That's the anniversary of her son Chad's abrupt passing.

"He crosses my mind every single day," said Williams.

Williams says her son left behind two young children who will never get to know their father. She says she plans to keep her son's case in the spotlight as long as her son's killers walk free.

"Every other day I'm always in touch with the detectives from Berkeley County," she said. "They never have any new information about what happened with my son's death."

Deputies say it was at a home in the Russellville community where they found Williams in the kitchen suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. His pregnant girlfriend was inside the house at the time of the shooting.

"The person shot my son fives times. That person had to have rage, hate, whatever," said the victim's mother. "In my opinion I really feel as though they robbed him because they thought he had money."

Shortly after the murder, deputies released this sketch of a possible suspect and indicated the deadly shooting may have been drug-related.

At one point in the investigation, Chad Williams' cousin, Dean Lampkin, became a person of interest.

"Dean had nothing to do with Chad's death because he would never harm Chad like that because there were just too close of friends," said Williams.

Chad Williams' mother believes three people killed her son and that those close to her son's killers aren't talking.

"To the parents, to the cousins, to the uncle, girlfriend of the persons that killed my son, I just want them to know that they are just as guilty as they are if they know what happened and just not want to come forth," she said.

Today, Chad Williams' children are older but still unaware of their father's violent end.

"My grandchildren can't see their father. They can't call their father or wish their father Happy Father's Day," she said. "They took my son's life and they still got their life. You can't just expect to just kill a person and walk away as if nothing ever happened."

A spokesperson for the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says the case remains under investigation.

If you have any information on the case, contact Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111. You can remain anonymous and may qualify for a reward.