Maplewood man pleads guilty to attempted murder after threatening to kill parents

A Maplewood man pleaded guilty to attempted first degree murder for threatening to kill his parents in their Woodbury home in January, according to the Washington County Attorney.

According to the criminal complaint, 22-year-old David Edward Williams, Jr. of Maplewood went to his parents' home with a bag of weapons. He repeatedly hit his mother in the head with a hammer and duct-taped her to a chair. He then texted his father from his mother's phone to lure him to the home. Once his father arrived, Williams pointed a shotgun at him and threatened to kill them both.

The mother is recovering from a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, as well as post traumatic stress disorder.

Williams faces up to 20 years in prison.