Son of former Cowboys OT Williams charged with murder

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The son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Erik Williams is one of two men arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, multiple media outlets reported.

Cassius Shakembe Williams, 20, and Rozman Rah-saan Shannon Jr. have been charged in the shooting deaths of Jacob Bradley Hollett and Dalton James Prater on June 12 in Mesquite, Texas, per reports.

Per the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Mesquite Police Department announced that arriving officers located Hollett, 19, with several gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a gray Nissan following what appeared to be a drug deal gone awry. Prater, 18, was found shot to death sitting in the driver’s seat of a red Dodge pickup truck, according to the newspaper.

Williams was booked into the Dallas County Jail on Sunday and his bond was set at $1 million. The two would be facing the death penalty if convicted, per TMZ Sports.

The younger Williams played defensive tackle at his father’s alma mater, Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio.

The elder Williams played in the NFL from 1991-2001, including 10 seasons with the Cowboys — with whom he won three Super Bowls and earned four Pro Bowl selections. He played five games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2001 to close out his NFL career.