Case update

Nassau corrections officer Kim Wolfe pleads not guilty to murder charges

Defendant accused of killing NUMC nurse's aide arraigned in county court


Corrections officer Kim Wolfe pled not guilty on Wednesday morning at Nassau County Criminal Court to several murder, assault, kidnapping and weapons charges.

Wolfe, who worked in the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, was arrested on June 16 for allegedly murdering her uncle, Michael Williams and her ex-girlfriend Stacie Williams, as well as shooting her grandfather and kidnapping her niece, police said. Stacie Williams, no relation to Michael, was a patient care assistant at the Nassau University Medical Center.

As she was escorted by several officers into the court room for her arraignment hearing, Wolfe took a second to stare into an audience that included family members of the victims and of her own.

"She was expecting someone to shout something out," said Clarence King, brother-in-law of Stacie Williams and a Westbury resident.

Judge David Ayres also issued Wolfe two orders of protection — one for her grandfather and another for her niece.

After the hearing, Wolfe's defense attorney told reporters that poor mental health factored into his client's case. According to defense attorney, Michael Dergarabedian, Wolfe had an "impeccable" record as a corrections officer at the county jail. That "makes this case more interesting," he said.

"Because of her mental defect, she couldn't appreciate the consequences of her actions," Dergarabedian added. "Those who understand mental illness will understand this clearly."

The judge set the next court date for Sept. 10, pending a psychiatric examination.