Man convicted in Antioch double murder of mother, daughter

Milan Ardoin, 28, was fatally shot along with her mother, Valinda Scott, by her boyfriend on the morning of July 5, 2018.

A 40-year-old man has been found guilty in the 2018 double murder of his girlfriend and her mother outside an Antioch home, according to prosecutors.

Dontay Javon Williams, 40, was convicted on Nov. 9 in the fatal shootings of Milan Ardoin, 28, and her mother, 55-year-old Valinda Scott.

The fatal shootings happened on July 5 outside the victims' home on Delta Fair Boulevard.

At the time of the incident, Ardoin and Williams were in a relationship. However, she had communicated her desire to end the relationship to Williams through an email exchange, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.


Williams subsequently went to Ardoin's home, which she shared with her mother, and fatally shot both women before fleeing the scene on foot.

While Antioch police officers were canvassing the neighborhood, they found Williams' wallet on a sidewalk near the crime scene, a crucial piece of evidence, according to prosecutors.


Antioch police officers avoid testifying about racism despite Racial Justice Act violation

A judge ruled officers who exchanged racist text messages about suspects in two alleged gang-related shootings in 2021 would not need to take the stand to answer questions about racism in the department.

Williams was convicted of two counts of murder and enhancements for intentionally discharging a handgun, and lying in wait.

"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," said Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Tompkins.

When Williams is sentenced, he faces life without the possibility of parole.