A Bellevue man awaiting sentencing for first-degree murder is under medical evaluation after attempting to commit suicide in the Sarpy County Jail.
Michael W. Williams, 37, was convicted of killing his stepdaughter, Michala Pomfret, 22, in April. He was to be sentenced Jan. 14.
His attorney, James Martin Davis of Omaha, said the sentencing could be on hold because Williams was taken to a diagnostic center in Lincoln for treatment. Williams saved up Tylenol pills and took them all at once Sunday, Davis said.
Williams also attempted suicide after the shooting by overdosing on several types of drugs, Davis said. He underwent a mental evaluation, but psychiatrists determined he was competent to stand trial.
Williams shot Pomfret at her mother's home in Bellevue.
— Kevin Cole