Robbie Lee Williams, 59, has been charged with murder in the May 15, 2014 killing of ex-wife Patricia Hairson, 64, at her San Jose home.
Robbie Lee Williams, 59, has been charged with murder in the May 15, 2014 killing of ex-wife Patricia Hairson, 64, at her San Jose home. ( San Jose Police Dept. )

SAN JOSE -- Authorities have filed a murder charge against a man who they say stabbed his ex-wife to death at her home in the east hills last week and then stuck around to wait for police, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Robbie Lee Williams, 59, of San Jose, was arrested Thursday in the aftermath of the death of 64-year-old Patricia Hairston at a home on Canyon Ridge Drive, off Quimby Road and Murillo Avenue. He was charged in the killing Monday.

Police said Williams was one of the people who called 911 after the stabbing, which was reported just before 5 p.m. Thursday. Hairston was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Williams remained at the home and was quickly taken into custody and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail, where he is being held without bail. The slaying marked the city's 16th homicide of the year and was followed by an unrelated deadly shooting later that night.

It was not immediately clear what led up to the stabbing, but police said Williams no longer lived at the home.

Anyone with information for police can contact Detective Sgt. Andrew Binder or Detective Jason Tanner or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or with svcrimestoppers.org.

Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.