Cassius Shakembe Williams [left], the son of Dallas Cowboys great Erik Williams [left] was charged with two counts of capital murder.
(Dallas County Sheriff’s Office/AP )
The three-time Super Bowl champion Erik Williams’ son was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the shooting death of two people in a suburb of Dallas.
Cassius Shakembe Williams, 20, and another man, Rozman Rah-saan Shannon Jr, both of Garland, Texas, has been charged in connection with the deadly shooting of Jacob Bradley Hollett, 19, and Dalton James Prater, 18, the Star-Telegram reported.
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The two victims were both shot on June 12 in Mesquite, a suburb of Dallas. Hollett was transported to the hospital, where he died while Prater was found dead in a pick-up truck. TMZ reported that the authorities have the alleged victims were selling marijuana for Williams and Shannon before the suspects pulled guns and demanded cannabis.
If convicted, Williams and Shannon could face the death penalty. Their bonds were set at $1 million each.
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Williams, like his father, went to Central State University in Ohio and played college football for one season.
Erik Williams, an offensive tackle, won three Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent his last years in the NFL on the Baltimore Ravens. He was selected to four Pro Bowl games.