Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney


December 7, 2023

State v. Quintavius Williams

Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by jury trial in the case against a man accused of robbing and murdering his girlfriend’s acquaintance. 

Jurors returned guilty verdicts Monday against Quintavius Williams, 34, on charges of Malice Murder, three counts of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in connection with an incident that occurred June 3, 2019 at the Gulf American Inns on Flat Shoals Road in unincorporated Decatur.

According to the investigation, Defendant Williams’ girlfriend, Brandisha Williams, 23, was hanging out with an acquaintance, Antonio Neville, 25. The pair picked up food and went to the motel where Neville was staying.

Defendant Williams called Brandisha and stated that she needed to get money from Neville. Brandisha told him Neville’s room number and waited for him to arrive. 

Surveillance video from the motel shows Defendant Williams waiting outside of the victim’s room before Brandisha opens the door. Audio from the video includes evidence of a struggle and gunshots. During the course of the investigation, Brandisha shared that when the magazine fell out of the defendant’s gun he shot the victim several more times with his own gun. 

The couple took the victim’s cell phone, watch and clothing, and fled. Defendant Williams and Brandisha are seen on the surveillance video walking out of the room, stepping over the victim while he screamed for help, and driving away in a silver vehicle.

When officers from the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) arrived, they found Neville in a breezeway of the motel with multiple gunshot wounds. Although he was slipping in and out of consciousness, he was able to communicate, “Nisha from the West End set me up.” Neville was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Defendant Williams was later arrested in Fulton County for the theft of the silver vehicle used to flee the scene of Neville’s murder. Upon arrest, he gave a false name. Through a tip, DKPD detectives were able to determine that the man in custody was Quintavius Williams.

Brandisha was identified through social media and the surveillance video from the scene. She was taken into custody in July 2019. Her case is pending in the District Attorney’s Office.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie, who presided over the trial, will sentence Defendant Williams in the coming weeks. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. 

The case, assigned to the District Attorney’s Homicide and Gangs Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Tauri Thomas with assistance from ADA Elyce Loutzenhiser, DA Investigator Christopher Hollowood, and Victim Advocate Ikwo Nyong. Former DeKalb County Police Department Investigator Justin Hamilton led the initial investigation.