The Travis County Attorney is convicted in connection with the 2019 Hotel Austin murder
In 2019, Jerome Yancey and three other suspects met with Jannerra Williams at an Austin Quality Inn.
TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — A Travis County jury has convicted a man of murder in connection with the death of another man in 2019.
On Tuesday, March 28, a jury convicted 27-year-old Jerome Yancey of murder in connection with the May 5, 2019 death of Jannerra Williams at an Austin Quality Inn.
Yancey is now awaiting sentencing.
In May and June 2019, KVUE reported that a suspect named Doris Mabry-Walker had met Williams through dating website Plenty of Fish before the May 5 shooting. Mabry-Walker told police that the other suspects in the case — Yancey, Roosevelt Haynes and Timothy Bowie — should come to William’s hotel room to buy marijuana.
But the situation turned into a robbery that resulted in Williams being shot.
All four suspects were arrested in May 2019 and charged with murder in connection with William’s death.
In August 2022, Haynes pleaded guilty to murder in connection with William’s death. Haynes was charged with murder on July 31, as was Yancey.
As of August, both Bowie’s and Mabry-Walker’s cases were pending.
“Our office strives to hold people who commit acts of violence accountable,” Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said April 3. “We hope this verdict will bring closure and peace to the victim’s family.”
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/crime/jerome-yancey-austin-hotel-murder-2019/269-bfec00e5-8e3a-4573-94e8-cfbde32d277c The Travis County Attorney is convicted in connection with the 2019 Hotel Austin murder