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

Brandon Williams (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Brandon Williams (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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.

“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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