Atlanta Man Found Guilty of Malice Murder in 2019 Motel Robbery, Sentencing Pending

Atlanta Man Found Guilty of Malice Murder in 2019 Motel Robbery, Sentencing PendingSource: Google Street View
Marc Washington
Published on December 09, 2023

An Atlanta man's fate was sealed after a jury found him guilty on multiple counts, including murder, for a fatal 2019 motel robbery, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston reported. Quintavius Williams, 34, convicted of crimes such as malice murder and armed robbery, is responsible for the death of 25-year-old Antonio Neville, whom he allegedly knew through his girlfriend.

Williams' conviction came after evidence, including harrowing surveillance footage and a dying man's statement, detailed the events leading to Neville's death on June 3, 2019. at the Gulf American Inn on Flat Shoals Road, prosecutors painted a damning portrait of the crime where Williams and his accomplice, Brandisha Williams, planned the robbery that ended with Neville being shot with his own firearm after the defendant's gun malfunctioned, a brutal incident captured on surveillance and punctuated by Neville's futile pleas for help.

The horrific scene showed Williams and his girlfriend stepping over Neville's injured body to escape in a stolen silver vehicle. According to FOX5 Atlanta, Neville, despite his critical condition, informed the arriving officers from the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) that Brandisha had set him up.

Although Williams initially gave a false name upon his arrest in Fulton County for the theft of the getaway vehicle, a tip to the DKPD eventually unmasked his identity, leading to the dire consequences he now faces and the Brandisha's case though pending, hangs similarly in the balance as the District Attorney's Office determines her role in the tragic affair.

Judge Tangela Barrie of the DeKalb County Superior Court is set to sentence Williams, with a date for the hearing yet to be scheduled. The entire case, from investigation to prosecution, is a testament to the relentless pursuit of justice for the slain 25-year-old, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.