Man Accused of Double Murder Faces 50 Years to Life if Convicted and Sentenced of All Charges

March 27, 2024

Oakland, CA— Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price’s Office has filed double murder charges against Devin Williams (26) for the shooting deaths of Maria Tran and Benison Tran.

The defendant is a former deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. If he is found guilty of double murder and convicted of all charges, Devin Williams will face 50 years to Life in prison.

The shootings occurred on September 7, 2022, in the Tran’s home in Dublin. Mr. Williams allegedly fled the scene and was arrested in Fresno hours later after agreeing to surrender to law enforcement.

“This is an unthinkable tragedy for the Tran Family. There is nothing I can say that will relieve the pain and anger they’re feeling with the loss of their loved ones,” said District Attorney Pamela Price. “What I can say is those two counts of murder that Mr. Williams faces carry with them a minimum of decades of time and potentially a lifetime in prison.”

Devin Williams is scheduled to return to court on March 27, 2024, for a Preliminary Hearing at the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin, CA.