Martinez, California – A jury in Martinez returned guilty verdicts on November 9th for a double murder that took place in Antioch in 2018.
Dontay Javon Williams, a 40-year-old resident of Oakland, has been found guilty of the murders of Milan Ardoin, 28, and her mother, Valinda Scott, 55. At the time, Milan Ardoin was in a relationship with Williams but had communicated her intention to end the relationship over email exchanges. In the early morning hours of July 5, 2018, Williams traveled from Oakland to Antioch, where he fatally shot both Ardoin and Scott outside their residence before fleeing on foot.
While Antioch Police officers were investigating the shooting and canvassing the neighborhood to speak with witnesses, Williams’ wallet — a key piece of evidence – was found on a sidewalk near where the murders occurred.
Williams was convicted of two counts of murder and enhancements for intentionally discharging a handgun, lying in wait, and multiple murders. Moreover, Williams was convicted of possession of a firearm with a prior violent conviction for robbery in Oakland in 2005.
Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Tompkins, who prosecuted the case, said: “For the loved ones who lost two family members in one tragic morning, and who waited years for their day in court, this verdict is a chance to move forward in their long healing process.”
When Williams is sentenced, he faces life without the possibility of parole.
Case No. 05001922558 | The People of the State of California vs. Williams, Dontay Javon
Jul 10, 2018 – Antioch: Arrest Made in July 5 Double Homicide
On Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department announced the arrest of a man in connection with a July 5 double homicide.
Dontay Williams, 35, was identified as a suspect in the murders of Milan Ardoin, 28, and Valinda Scott, 55.
Police responded to the residence in the 4400 block of Delta Fair Blvd just before 4:30 am where they located Ardoin and Scott. Ardoin succumbed to her injuries at the scene and Scott was transported to a local area hospital. While undergoing life-saving measures, Scott also succumbed to her injuries.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Williams on July 6 and several days later, he was located by Oakland Police Officers.
On July 10, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed two counts of murder against Williams.
Anyone with information is asked to call the lead investigator, Detective Bledsoe, at (925) 779-6884, or the Antiochm Police Department at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.
On July 5, at approximately 4:28 AM, Antioch police officers responded to the report of several gunshots being fired at the 4400 block of Delta Fair Boulevard.
When officers arrived they located two African American female victims, Milan Ardoin, 28, and Valinda Scott, 55, suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began administering first aid and called for fire department paramedics to respond. One victim was rushed to a local area hospital, and the other victim succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Police did not release any update on the status of the female victim who was rushed to the hospital.
Currently, the area has been designated a crime scene and cordoned off at Delta Fair Bvld and School Street as well as Delta Fair Blvd. and Belle Drive.
This incident is currently under investigation and evidence is being collected. No other information was released.
This was Antioch’s second and third homicide of 2018.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.
In the early morning hours of July 5TH, Milan Ardoin and Valinda Scott were shot by an unknown suspect.
Milan Ardoin succumbed to her injuries at the scene and Valinda Scott was transported to a local area hospital. While undergoing life-saving measures, Valinda Scott also succumbed to her injuries.
The delay in the release of some of this information was due to the nature and circumstances surrounding the crime, and the integrity of the investigation. The case is currently being investigated by the Antioch Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call the lead investigator, Detective Bledsoe, at (925) 779-6884, or the Antioch Police Department at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.