Brandon Williams (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Attorney implicates suspect’s father in deaths of Gwinnett mom, son

The attorney for a man accused in the slayings of a Gwinnett County mother and her 2-year-old son implicated the suspect’s father, Channel 2 Action News reported Tuesday.

Attorney Robert Greenwald said at a probable cause hearing that Austin Williams, the father of suspect Brandon Williams, found the bodies in the upstairs bedroom of a house near Buford on April 16, the news station reported.

Greenwald also said Austin Williams was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Natalie Nation, one of the victims, Channel 2 reported.

“There is no evidence that my client laid a hand upon either of these two individuals,” Greenwald said.


However, the case against Brandon Williams was bound over to Superior Court, Channel 2 reported.

Nation’s 2-year-old son, Cole Nation, also was found dead at the house, police said.

Cole Nation suffered blunt-force trauma and choking, and Natalie Nation, 30, was found with a towel around her neck, officials said at Tuesday’s hearing.

Officers responded to the 2700 block of Tybee Drive after getting a call from the homeowner, officials said. Brandon Williams, 32, was arrested nearby without incident.


Natalie Nation was renting a room at the house, the homeowner told authorities.

Williams has refused to acknowledge the deaths, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He said in a previous hearing that the victims weren't murdered and are still at the house where police said they found the bodies.

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“I’m just trying to figure out how you murder somebody when they are at the same residence right now running around,” Williams said.

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