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'He threw the rock – ka-bam': Chapter 6, Kingman

A 25-pound rock, a shadowy figure disappearing into the desert and a mystery that lasted decades.
Credit: KUSA

KINGMAN, Ariz. — It was the early morning of Jan. 27, 1984. 

A 25-pound rock slammed into Roy Williams, jolting him awake, cracking a rib and tearing open a gash in his head that would take 85 stitches.

Just as fast, the shadowy figure that attacked him bolted, disappearing into the desert outside Kingman, Arizona. 

Only decades later would he learn that the man accused of attacking him had allegedly killed four people earlier that month in Colorado.

Credit: Mohave Daily Miner, 1984

Welcome to "BLAME: The Fear All These Years," a true-crime podcast produced by the 9NEWS investigative team, 9Wants to Know.

We’re telling the story of a series of hammer attacks in the Denver area in January 1984 that left four people dead …

Attacks that terrified a community … 

And investigations that were ice cold for decades before a breakthrough in 2018 that led to the identification of a suspect.

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It’s a story that will unfold in three parts.

Part I consists of five episodes. Listen to those episodes here

This is the start of part II. (If you want a shortcut to all of part II, find it here.)

Part III will roll out in 2021 and follow new developments in the case.

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