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19-year-old student killed in stabbing

Posted on May 6, 2021

Updated on May 7, 2021

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Trinity Williams

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Trinity Williams

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Wilson Academy of Applied Technology students are mourning the loss of a classmate who was killed Monday night.

No arrests have yet been made in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Wilson resident Trinity Williams, who was a senior at WAAT.

“Trinity was a beloved member of our WAAT family, and our hearts are broken,” said Principal Krystal Cox. “We are going to miss her so much. She was a senior and would have been a super senior next year — students at our early colleges attend for five years. She was an easygoing student with a beautiful smile.”


Police responded to the 1700 block of Ward Boulevard at 11:19 p.m. Monday. Officers found Williams in the parking lot between the Westview Lanes bowling alley and Sammy’s Convenient Mart, according to Capt. Steve Stroud. Police said Williams died of her injuries at the scene.

“There was a large crowd of people when officers arrived,” Stroud said.

Police say the killing wasn’t connected to either business.


Cox said WAAT students and staff have many fond memories of Williams.

“I enjoyed seeing her blossom over the years, especially when it came to participating in our project-based learning assignments,” Cox said. “Even though she would be nervous, she always rose to the occasion. I would like to encourage those that knew and loved her to remember her by loving those around them as deeply as Trinity loved her family, because love is truly what we need at this moment. I ask that everyone please keep Trinity’s family, as well as our staff and students, in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”


Stroud said investigators are aware that a video documenting the attack was shared on social media, and officials have reviewed it. No other details surrounding the case have been released.

“The Wilson Police Department is still actively investigating this case,” Stroud said.

Trinity’s family and friends planned to hold a vigil and balloon release Thursday evening. The ceremony was scheduled to begin after press time.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323. To provide anonymous tips, call Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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