BUFORD, Ga. – A Georgia man has been found guilty of murdering a 30-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son in 2017. He has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. Brandon Craig Williams was found guilty on multiple charges, including murder, in the “brutal strangulation” of Natalie Nation and Cole Nation on Easter Sunday. The sentencing comes after a video surfaced showing Williams in a Halloween mask, claiming he had “sacrificed them.”
According to Gwinnett County records, Williams lived with the victims and his own father in the same house at the time of the murders. His father became concerned when Williams expressed a desire to burn down the home and went inside to check on the victims, only to discover their lifeless bodies in a bedroom. Williams’ DNA was later found on the towel used to kill Natalie and Cole.
The Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office described the crime as a “brutal strangulation.” They revealed that Williams had previously choked Natalie on one occasion, but she was resuscitated. On the day of the murders, neighbors reported hearing Williams threaten to kill everyone and go to California.
This horrifying case has shocked the Buford community and left many questioning the motive behind the brutal act. The video showing Williams in a Halloween mask making chilling statements further fueled speculation about his mental state and intentions. According to WSBTV, the mother and child entered the house in the video before Williams followed them to a room and killed them.
“I already got them. I already sacrificed them,” Williams said in the video.
The sentencing of Williams to two consecutive life terms without parole provides some measure of justice to the Nation family, who tragically lost a mother and an innocent child.
Authorities are hopeful that this conviction will provide some closure for the community and bring a sense of justice to the victims’ loved ones. The District Attorney’s Office commended the diligent work of law enforcement and expressed gratitude for the support of the community throughout the investigation and trial.