He walked into the house as an innocent teenager, but walked out a killer.
Brandon Henry Williams, a 17-year-old boy from Jonesboro, Georgia, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after killing 16-year-old V’ondra Olivaria in her bedroom.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Williams and a 20-year-old Justin Vitto walked into V’ondra’s home on Saturday evening.
V’ondra’s mother, Yolanda Rincon greeted the two males at the door, with the impression that they were harmless.
“He shook my hand and not even five minutes later, I heard a gun go off and my baby was gone,” Rincon explained to WSB-TV.
After the gunshot went off, Rincon ran up stairs to find Williams holding a gun, with fright in his eyes. The two boys quickly fled the house, leaving Rincon helplessly holding on to her daughter’s lifeless body.
Rincon believes that Brandon did not intend to kill V’ondra.
“He took my daughter’s life and he took his own life. Two lives gone for nothing,” said Rincon.
Late Sunday, Williams was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of a handgun to someone under the age of 18, criminal trespassing and obstruction. Williams also admitted to accidentally shoοting the 16-year-old V’ondra. Since Monday, the 17-year-old has been held without bail in the Clayton County Jail.
Police are currently questioning Vitto, and are not clear on whether he will be charged in V’ondra’s killing.
As a mother of four, Rincon described her second oldest child V’ondra as a bubbly, caring teenager who loved Instagram. The once 11th grader attended North Clayton High School.
Rincon says Williams never once met her daughter before that Saturday night.