Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Dante Williams, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, to 55 years in federal prison on June 29, 2021 for his role in a home invasion that resulted in the death of Jessica Brandon of Lincoln on July 31, 2018. His co-defendants, who discharged firearms during the home invasion, each received a life sentence, plus 240 months in federal prison for their roles in the felony murder. Dante Williams was sentenced to 45 years for aiding and abetting the murder and 10 additional years, to be served consecutively, for participating in two attempted robberies in connection with the same crime. Williams took a baseball with him to Brandon’s home on the first attempted robbery on July 30, 2018, and he helped his brother, Damon Williams, zip tie children and one elderly women in their beds during the home invasion. Williams also received 5 years of supervised release to follow his term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lincoln Federal Bureau of Investigation.