Sheriff’s Deputy in Custody Allegedly Murdered his Girlfriend and Her Husband

Sheriff’s Deputy in Custody Allegedly Murdered his Girlfriend and Her Husband
Photo: (Suspect) Devin Williams Jr.
Written By: Jim Emerson

DUBLIN —An Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputy allegedly murdered his girlfriend and her husband. The deputy was arrested 10 hours later without further incident.

Maria Tuyet-Trinh Tran, 42, and Benison Binh Tran, 57, died inside their Colebrook Lane residence in Dublin. They were fatally shot in front of multiple family witnesses on September 7 shortly before 1 a.m.

A family member phoned police and reported the suspect shot his sister and brother-in-law. Dublin officers found the two victims suffering from gunshot wounds in their heads and necks. Both husband and wife were pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect Devin Williams Jr., 24, a resident of Stockton, fled from the scene, before responding officers arrived. Detectives reviewed data from automated license plate readers, which recorded Deputy Williams’ car fleeing about one minute after the shooting.

Williams phoned Dublin police at 11:07 a.m., after driving 150 miles away from the crime scene. Soon thereafter, he surrendered himself in Fresno County.

Williams was arrested at 12:02 p.m. by California Highway Patrol, with help from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody on State Route 145 in Coalinga.

Williams was transported and booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He is being held in custody ineligible for release on bond, pending a plea hearing on September 14. He is charged with allegedly committing 24 felonies and special allegations pertaining to this double murder.

His charges include two counts of murder, intentional discharge of a firearm causing death, and the special allegations.

Sheriff’s Deputy in Custody Allegedly Murdered his Girlfriend and Her Husband was last modified: September 23rd, 2022 by admin
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