Dec. 6, 2022 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that a White Plains man was sentenced on Dec. 5, 2022, to 25 years to life in state prison for the 2020 murder of Deron Strange.

After a five-week trial, a jury on Oct. 14, 2022 found Brandon Williams, 28, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, all felonies.

On May 27, 2020, at approximately 11:52 p.m., the defendant shot the 35-year-old victim multiple times with a semi-automatic handgun as he chased the victim around the parking lot of the victim’s residence on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in White Plains. The defendant fired five shots, striking the victim once in the abdomen and once in the pelvis.

The victim was transported to the White Plains Hospital, where he died.

The White Plains Police Department arrested the defendant at a hotel in Harrison on May 29, 2020, following an investigation, with assistance from the FBI’s Westchester Safe Streets Task Force.

The case was before Judge George Fufidio in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by Bureau Chief Laura Murphy and Assistant District Attorney Marissa Morra-Wynn, both of the Trials and Investigations Division.



Anna Young, Public Information Officer
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