Juror reacts to Delilah Williams sentencingUPDATED 5:47 PM HST Jul 08, 2014Video Transcript
Good evening, I'm Paula Akana Delilah Williams was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for the murder of her 5 year old STEP-daughter Talia. Delilah's husband Naeem will spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the murder - and today, after Delilah was sentenced, some of the jurors who convicted Naeem say Delilah is getting off easy. KITV4's Ann Sterling with our top story. WEEKS AFTER SHE TESTIFIED AGAINST HER HUSBAND --- DELIA WILLIAMS STEPPED BACK IN FEDERAL COURT TO LEARN HER OWN FATE. SHE HAD MADE A PLEA DEAL WITH PROSECUTOR S---- 20 years IN PRISON IN RETURN FOR HER TESTIMONY ---- AND U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ----- J. MICHAEL SEABRIGHT SAYS ... THAT PLEA DEAL WAS NECESSARY IN THE CASE AGAINST NAEEM WILLIAMS. "There are 3 people who know what happened . Talia is no longer here. That leaves Delilah and Naeem." No one would know the details in that house of horrors without her testimony." JUDGE SEABRIGHT LOOKED DIRECTLY AT DELILAH ... AT TIMES HIS VOICE CRACKING WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE ABUSE TALIA SUFFERED. "Naeem gave the fatal blow. He sent her to the ground. He hit her so hard he separated her shoulder." BUT SEABRIGHT DID NOT MIX HIS WORDS WHEN HE CALLING DELIAH "EVIL" SAYING THE STEPMOTHER SEEMED TO DERIVE TWISTED PLEASURE FROM VIOLENTLY BEATING THE CHILD. "You wanted Talia to suffer.... She was a Nuisance... A problem that needed to go away" 12.56.15 - 56.23 Kelly Mata/Juror in Naeem Williams case --- he basically said what we wanted to say to her. In my opinion it was what we wanted to say to her. It was our voice to her. KELLY MATA WAS ONE OF THE JURORS WHO CONVICTED DELIAH'S HUSBAND NAEEM OF MURDER FOR KILLING LITTLE TALIA. THE JURY COULD NOT AGREE ON A SENTENCE ... MEANING NAEEM WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON... BUT MATA ISN'T SHY ABOUT HOW HE FEELS. HE THINKS THE FORMER SOLDIER SHOULD HAVE DIED FOR KILLING HIS DAUGHTER ... AS FOR DELIAH... THE JUROR SAYS... SHE GOT OFF EASY. 56.24-43 ann: when he basically said and i'm summing it up that you're worse than a wicked stepmother. What were you thinking? I agree 100 percent. She is evil. She has no remorse. No one believes she stopped beating talia on the 29. She did until Talia died an she deserves more than 20 years. Delilah Williams' attorney is requesting that she serve the remainder of her time in Ft. Worth Texas where her family lives.