Fiancée of Suffolk murder victim: “It’s just an overwhelming, unbelievable pain that won’t go away”

Posted at 11:31 PM, Sep 20, 2016

SUFFOLK, Va. - One man is now serving a life sentence, and two others are facing court dates in the January 2015 murder of 22-year-old Donta Williams.

For his fiancée, Terri Douglas, it has not made anything easier.

"It's just an overwhelming, unbelievable pain that won't go away," she says. "He wanted to help everybody. He will always have an answer, for everything. I don't know anybody like that in this world, not a soul."

Douglas sat down with News 3, just weeks away from what would be their 7th anniversary. Douglas was found in a lake in Suffolk off of Lakeview Parkway in March of 2015 after missing for two months. His death was later ruled a homicide and three men were arrested.

"I knew all three of them," says Douglas. "It's my worst nightmare."

Douglas says Williams was very religious, so she was introduced to all three suspects through church.

Tremayne Johnson is still facing a trial. Douglas says Kyle Purvis, who was sentenced to life for first degree murder recently, at one point offered to search for Williams when he went missing.

She says Nathaniel McCoy, found guilty of murder back in August, was like a brother to her.

"He used to call me 'Little Sister Terri'," she says. "Unfortunately, I cannot forgive them, I can't, it's just not possible, people just have to learn from their mistakes."

Douglas believes Williams' death was the result of just an argument with one of the men arrested, but murder should have never been the answer.

"They could have lived their lives too. It's sad, sad for everybody."

As Johnson and McCoy face future court dates, Douglas says she wants justice, along with the marriage she was planning with Williams, the kids they wanted to have, and most importantly, the day-to-day companionship that she will never have with him again.

"One day I'll get to see him again," she says. "That's what I'm looking towards."