Susan Williams, L.I. ‘Hit-Plot’ Mom, Gets Max Sentence

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — One month after a Garden City woman was found guilty of plotting to kill her husband, a judge handed down her sentence.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

Susan Williams, 44, was sentenced to the maximum Friday —  8 1/3 to 25 years in prison for paying an undercover police officer to have her husband Peter killed. The couple was going through a bitter divorce at the time of the ordered hit, authorities said.

Prosecutors said Williams offered $20,000 to the undercover officer — a transaction that was caught on tape. They say she paid $500 as a down payment. She was hoping to collect on her husband’s  $1 million life insurance policy.

The mother of four was kept handcuffed during the entire proceeding and teared up as her attorney read aloud letters from her four children, CBS 2’s Jay Dow reported.

She sobbed before the sentence was announced, apologized to her parents and her children, but she showed no remorse when it came to her husband, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.  The judge called her cold and calculated, and reprimanded Williams for failing to show remorse, Rivera reported.

“She has not expressed remorse for her conduct. The defendant completed each and every step necessary to arrange her husband’s death,” Judge Norman St. George said. “She wanted a divorce by murder.”

Williams’ attorney argued his client – diagnosed with cancer – was in emotional turmoil at the time, and was essentially set up by police.

“Susan Williams is incredibly remorseful,” defense attorney John Carman said. “The problem is the system, the way it functioned in her case, gave her no opportunity to demonstrate that.”

During Williams’ trial, her husband Peter testified that his “perfect marriage” crumbled when he learned Susan had slept with her boss and — years earlier — with his brother.

Williams also testified he wanted to sell the Garden City house, split everything 50-50 and divorce amicably.

But he said Susan refused, telling him, “Wait and see what I do to you.”

Prosecutor Anne Donnelly told jurors Susan Williams wanted to destroy her husband.

Williams addressed the court after her sentencing. “I spent my life trying to be a great mother and trying to improve my children’s lives. I tried to explain to myself how I got here today. I can’t,” she said.

Now her four children will be raised without one.

  • Matt

    I’m sorry, but I have no sympathy for Susan or her daughters. Her daughters should be ASHAMED of their mother. I don’t care how wonderful she was to them, in the end Susan CHOSE to have affairs and CHOSE to potentially deprive her children of a father. The fact that her children don’t get it says a lot about how they were raised, frankly. They all appear to be spoiled brats who feel entitled, and I wish they had the brains (and heart) to call their mother out for what she truly is and did. Really pathetic, and no excuses whatsoever have been given.

  • Frank

    Susan Williams is a classic sociopath which is passed on generation to generation. He eldest daughter certainly fits the category too, based on the taped conversation she had with her mother. The book The Sociopath Next Door estimates that 4 percent of the population has these tendencies. Learn to spot them and teach your children to do the same.

    This link provides the profile of a sociopath. See how closely this resembles Susan Williams;

  • ShuLuv

    Hmmm sounds like a classic case of Betty Broderick…both women went through bitter acrimonious divorces and tried to destroy their husbands in the process. The only difference is that Betty Broderick actually put her husband 6 feet under! Both cases very sad. No winners in ether case. Just losers, especially the children…

  • abc

    She made her own decision to sleep w/ her brother in law, her boss and to hire a hit man to kill her husband…did she remember she has kids?? A real ” mother of the year”

  • Alexa Q.

    I went to high school with Susan Williams’ daughter, Lexi. She was a very sweet girl and I really feel for the kids in this situation. Even though Susan is the one going to prison, she made that choice… The children were totally innocent and now will not have a mother to talk to daily for at least 8 years. I wish the judge could have had some more sympathy for the children but I’m sure he made the right decision. It is a very difficult case.

    • Teresa Wisdom

      I would like to know how the children feel about their father, the older daughter lexi seems just as nasty as her mother especially after hearing what she told her mom on the phone. The daughter acts as if her mother was the one being done wrong, she is old enough to know right from wrong and that her father was thinking about them (the kids) when he decided to move out because of all the hostility. Lexi saying how she was going to call the police and tell them the daddy hit her!!!! She is beyond nasty and I am sure she is the one that had her boyfriend tamper with the juror..I would not be surprised if she put a hit on her father to finish her mother’s attempt

      • Chris

        I heard the same tape. The daughter, Lexi, bragged about how she would call the police and falsely accuse her father of hitting her. She’s as big of a nightmare as her mother.

  • aldous huxley

    She looks a bit like Amy Fisher.

  • RoseAnn

    she should plead insanity

  • Fivetools

    Many women try to destroy their husbands when the marriage goes bad or ends. This can take many forms, from trying to kill them literally, to intentionally destroying the relationship with the children, to taking their money or by trying to take the man’s self respect and confidence. A lot more women should be in prison right next to this looser. She lost everything and everyone who cared about her with her greed. Text book Sociopath if I’ve ever seen one.

  • Dave Justice

    “Hit plot Mom” is pretty hot! Will be a big hit in the slammer!

  • Ronnie

    To Good Samaritan, which B are you the Boss or the Brother.

  • C.J.

    It is never worth it to ever get married. Marriage sucks…

  • ttc

    She deserves what she received, if not more.

  • The Good Samaritan

    She did not receive a fair trial and the judge unfailry sentenced her.

    The husband is to blame here.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

    • Flynn

      I suspect Good Samaritan and Dan Te are the same Troll with different profiles. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t deter that they both post inane, idiotic comments with the sole intent of getting a rise out of everyone else.

      Ignore them.

      • Nick


    • liwingnut

      Explain please…

      • Nick

        Simple two word explanation: IT’S STUPID.

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