7:52 PM

Jimmie Williamson (mug shot CCSO)

A man from Nixa admitted in court today (01-14-11) that he attempted to hire a hit-man to kill his wife and stepson in December of 2009.

Jimmie Michael Williamson Jr., 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to seven years in prison.  Williamson also pleaded guilty to an unrelated domestic assault for an incident that happened in November of 2009.  He received a seven years on that charge as well.

According to the probable cause statement in the murder for hire case, a "cooperating citizen" contacted police and told them of Williamson's plan. The informant told authorities that if they did not intervene, "Jimmie had several shady contacts that might be willing to take him up on his offer."

Cops then had their informant set up a meeting with Williamson where he offered an undercover officer, who was wearing a wire, $15,000 to have his family killed.

Court documents say that Williamson then drew the cop a diagram of his house at 940 Riverdale Road.

When the officer asked Williamson if he still wanted to go through with the deal he said, "I don't see any other way. She's going to take me for everything. I don't have anything left. Either go all out to jail for ever, forever, forever, or just give her all my money."

What Williamson was referring to was that he had been in a motorcycle accident in which he lost a leg and received a substantial insurance settlement.
Donna Williamson filed for an order of protection (ex parte) onNovember 30, 2009, after an alleged domestic assault at the couples home. She then filed for divorce on December 9th.
When Williamson was arrested on December 28th, 2009, he was out of jail on a half million dollars bond for the November 30th domestic assault. In that case he was also facing firearm and explosive charges as well as a drug paraphernalia charges. Cops say they found a meth pipe on Williamson when they searched him.
Williamson was sentenced on December 21, 2010, to twelve years in federal prison after pleading guilty to transporting firearms, shipping explosive material and possession (receiving) of an unregistered firearm.
Judge Mark Orr ruled the seven-year sentences in Christian County will run concurrently (at the same time.)  

In August of last year, Williamson alerted authorities to a plan to kill a Christian County Sheriff's deputy while he was being held in the county jail.