Gangland widow Roberta Williams has paid tribute to her late underworld husband, Carl, on what would have been his 52nd birthday.
In a post shared on Instagram, Roberta posted a series of rarely seen images of Carl and herself, as well as his daughter, Dhakota Williams, 21.
“Happy Heavenly Birthday Carlos. Today we celebrate your life and the amazing person/father/husband you were [and] the happiness you bought in ours and everyone you knew,” she wrote.
Gangland widow Roberta Williams has paid tribute to her underworld husband, Carl, on what would have been his 52nd birthday. Together in the picture
“You may not be here with us, but you left me most of you, our beautiful daughter we created who is your twin sister in every way. I wish you were here so I can tease you about getting older, just like me.
“The laughter we’ve had with the memories we’ve made will last a lifetime and as long as your princess is next to me, you’ll live on through her eyes which are exactly like looking into yours,” she continued.
“You never liked a birthday cake, but tonight we’re having one and we’re singing happy birthday and we’re all having a shot of ouzo,” she continued.
In a post shared on Instagram, Roberta posed a series of rarely seen photos of Carl and herself, as well as his daughter, Dhakota Williams.
Carl is pictured with daughter Dhakota when she was just a toddler
“The laughs we had, the memories we made will last a lifetime,” wrote Roberta
“I’m sure you and Benji will make a mess in there. Love never fades, it grows stronger with time! Shine bright as a diamond #MyAngel #Heaven #Carl #Carlos #MyLife #OurLife @dhakotawilliams’.
Williams was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2007 for ordering the murders of three rivals in Melbourne’s gangland wars, which claimed more than 30 victims in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He had already been convicted of conspiracy to murder a fourth.
“You may not be here with us, but you left me most of you, our beautiful daughter,” Roberta wrote. Carl and Dhakota pictured
Carl cradles newborn baby Dhakota in this rarely seen image of the two together
Roberta and Carl are pictured with Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi holding a young Dhakota
Williams was 39 when he was clubbed to death by a fellow inmate on an exercise bike after an investigation found that the Victoria Police was paying $8,000 a year for his daughter’s school fees.
It was later revealed that Carl was an informant and had provided information on a handful of unsolved murder investigations.
Williams previously told Herald Sun that she would have rather had Carl “shot in the street” than in his cell.
A tanned Carl hugs a young Dhakota in this throwback photo posted to Instagram
“No one deserves to be killed like this,” she said.
She also doesn’t believe enough has been done to get to the bottom of the murder, which took place at the maximum-security Barwon Prison.
Fellow inmate and gang leader Matthew Charles Johnson was sentenced to 32 years in prison for Carl’s murder.
Ms Williams previously told Herald Sun that she would rather have Carl “shot in the street” than in his cell
The pair were former friends but were reportedly at odds with each other after the revelation that Carl had become an informant.
But at the time, there were calls for an inquest into the death, and Ms Williams wonders how even security guards responsible for manning the CCTV failed to see her husband as he lay dying for 27 minutes.
“The jailers have not been held accountable, when you would clearly have to be stupid to think they weren’t behind it,” said Ms Williams.
Roberta and Dhakota were recently pictured together. The pair now work as OnlyFans models
“There was one person who would be watching the cameras. That was their only job. How did that person move away from his place for so long? It takes less than 27 minutes to zap something in the microwave.”
Carl had a long and detailed history with the Victoria Police Department.
He was first arrested when he was 20 years old, charged with possession of stolen goods. Just three years later, he was convicted of attempting to throw a rocket and cause criminal damage.
Dhakota was only 10 in April 2010 when her father was murdered in Victoria’s Barwon Prison while serving life sentences for the murders of Jason and Lewis Moran and Mark Mallia
The following year, he completed his first stint in prison. He was convicted of drug trafficking.
By late October 1999, Carl was well and truly involved in the Melbourne underworld.
He was shot in the stomach by Jason Moran for an $80,000 debt owed to the Moran crime family — sparking a war between the two that would last five years.
Carl ordered the murders of Jason Moran and his father, Lewis.
Roberta and daughter Dhakota now work as OnlyFans models, selling racy photos and videos to subscribers.
WHO WAS CARL WILLIAMS?
Pictured: Williams leaves a Melbourne courthouse in 2003 after being released on bail
Carl Williams has been described as Australia’s most notorious gangster for his pivotal role in Melbourne’s ‘gut-bellied’ gangland war that shook the city in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Williams was serving a life sentence in Melbourne’s infamous Barwon Prison for four murders and conspiracy to commit another when he was beaten to death with part of an exercise bike by fellow inmate Matthew Charles Johnson on April 4, 2010, making him the last. was a victim of the underworld war.
October 13, 1970: Born Carl Anthony Williams in Melbourne, Victoria.
1990: Convicted of handling stolen property, possessing stolen property, and failing to return bail. A $400 fine.
1993: Convicted of criminal damage and throwing a missile. Sentenced to 150 hours of community service.
1994: Convicted of attempted drug trafficking. Sentenced to 12 months in prison, six months probation for two years.
October 13, 1999: Williams is shot in the stomach by Jason Moran for an $80,000 debt owed to the Moran crime family, and stumbles bleeding to his parents’ house in Essendon.
Nov 25, 1999: Williams, along with his father George and another co-worker, are arrested and charged with drug trafficking after $20 million worth of amphetamine tablets were seized.
June 15, 2000: Jason Moran’s half brother Mark Moran is shot dead outside his home in northwestern Melbourne. Williams was charged with murder in the shooting, but the charges were dropped when he pleaded guilty to three other murders.
Nov 10, 2010: Williams’ Hillside home and his Mercedes Benz are damaged by gunfire. Williams later testified that he believed the Morans were responsible.
June 21, 2003: Jason Moran and Pasquale Barbaro are shot while in a van after watching Moran’s kids play soccer.
August 18, 2003: The badly burned body of Mark Mallia, a close associate of murdered mafia enforcer and drug dealer Nik Radev, is found in a melted dumpster.
October 25, 2003: Drug dealer Michael Marshall is shot in front of his son in South Yarra.
March 31, 2004: Moran family patriarch Lewis Moran, father of Jason Moran, is shot and killed in execution style at the Brunswick Club in Melbourne.
June 9, 2004: Police arrest two gunmen near the home of notorious mobster Mario Condello.
February 6, 2006: Mario Condello is shot dead in his driveway.
July 19, 2006: Williams pleads not guilty to the murder of Michael Marshall, but is sentenced to 27 years – 21 without parole – for the murder. The outcome of the trial will not be announced until 2007.
May 7, 2007: Williams pleads guilty to three counts of murder in the deaths of Jason Moran, Mark Mallia and Lewis Moran, and one count of conspiracy to murder Mario Condello. He has been sentenced to two life sentences and two 25-year prison terms, all of which must be served concurrently with a minimum term of 35 years before he is eligible for parole.
Apr 4, 2010: Williams is beaten to death in Barwon Prison by inmate Matthew Charles Johnson, 38, who used an exercise bike stem in the murder.
Dec 8, 2011: Johnson has been sentenced to 32 years in prison without parole for the murder of Williams. Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry found Johnson murdered Williams for assisting the Victoria Police Department.