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Cult member gets jail for hiding man’s body

A 51-year-old Cheyenne, Wyo., woman was sentenced to at least two years in prison this week for helping cover up the murder of Chicago filmmaker Allen Ross, who authorities have long believed was killed by his cult leader, who was also his common-law wife. Julia Williams will have to serve at least 24 months, but not more than 34 months, in prison for helping put Ross’ body into a shallow grave in the Cheyenne home she shared with the couple, Laramie County District Judge Peter Arnold ruled Thursday. Victim was missing for 5 years Williams, who appealed the ruling, was

Woman pleads innocent to accessory in murder of Chicago filmmaker

AP, Mar. 25, 2003 http://www.trib.com/ CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A woman has pleaded innocent to charges of being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Chicago filmmaker Allen Ross. Julia Williams, 49, is accused of helping bury Ross’ body in the dirt basement of a house in downtown Cheyenne. Williams also allegedly hid the gun used to kill Ross in 1995. Ross’ body was found in July 2000. An investigation concluded he had been shot in the head. Williams entered her not guilty plea Monday in state District Court of Laramie County. At the hearing, public defender Diane

Williams arrested as accessory to filmmaker’s death

AP, Feb. 27, 2003 http://www.trib.com/ By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press Writer CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Police arrested a woman Thursday and charged her with being an accessory to the murder of filmmaker Allen Ross in 1995. Julia Williams, 49, is accused of helping bury Ross’ body in the dirt basement of a house in downtown Cheyenne. Williams also allegedly hid the gun used to kill Ross. Williams’ arrest was the first in the murder investigation. Charged as an accessory after the fact, Williams was to appear Thursday afternoon before Laramie County Circuit Judge Robert Allen. Ross’ body was found in