PANAMA CITY, Fla — LB Williams, a 50-year-old Black man, is being charged with burning a cross in his own driveway in an attempt to save his marriage.
Williams, who is married to a white woman allegedly burned the cross in his driveway and left a note saying “better not leave that [N-word].”
The News Herald reports:
Police thought so too. On Monday, LB Williams admitted to setting the fire and posting the notes, according to the arrest affidavit charging him with two felonies: domestic violence stalking and exhibits that intimidate. He did it, he said, so she wouldn’t proceed with the divorce she filed for.
It started clicking for Donna Williams a few minutes after she found the notes. The handwriting wasn’t exactly the same, but it was close enough that she recognized it. It wasn’t a hate crime, but a love crime. But for days, her husband denied involvement in both incidents.