PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — A man who told investigators he was on meth and up for days when he stabbed and killed a woman in February of last year was found guilty at trial Wednesday.
William Burks allegedly stabbed 64-year-old Cynthia Black in the neck. Black was in a wheelchair.
Burks told investigators that he was on meth and had been awake for seven days.
Burks admitted to stabbing Black with a small kitchen knife in February 2021. Investigators said Burks then ran to a nearby home and stole a car. Deputies took him into custody a short time later.
Burks claimed he stabbed Black with the intent of killing her because he believed she harmed his child.