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Accused Garden City hit-man plotter holed up in parents' home

Susan Williams was released from Nassau County Correctional

Susan Williams was released from Nassau County Correctional facility after making bail on Friday, March 26, 2010 in East Meadow, New York. Photo Credit: Photo by Howard Schnapp

Family members of a Garden City woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband have no comment, two men who emerged Saturday from the woman's parents' home in Franklin Square said.

Susan Williams, 43, of Garden City, was released Friday afternoon on $500,000 bond from the Nassau County jail in East Meadow, where she had been held since shortly following her March 4 arrest.

Immediately after her release, she went to her parents' Benmore Avenue home, which was put up as collateral for her bond.

Two older men came out of the house briefly Saturday afternoon and said the family had no comment. The men did not identify themselves.

Nassau prosecutors say Williams, embroiled in a bitter divorce with her husband, Peter Williams, asked an acquaintance last month to refer her to a hit man because she wanted her husband killed.

The acquaintance put her in touch with a man who actually was an undercover police officer, and the undercover officer videotaped Williams making a $500 deposit on the $20,000 hit, they said.

Williams has pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal solicitation and second-degree conspiracy charges. If convicted, she could face a maximum of 81/3 to 25 years in prison.

Under the couple's current custody agreement, Williams should be allowed supervised visitation with her two younger children, ages 11 and 16, at her parents' home, her divorce lawyer, Jeffrey Pam of East Meadow, said Friday. At the time, no arrangements for such a visit had been made.

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