FORT WORTH -- It took jurors only a half-hour to sentence a 27-year-old to 99 years in prison for raping two Arlington women in separate incidents last year.
Brandon Williams' sentencing came a day after the jury deliberated for 15 minutes before convicting Williams of aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon.
Prosecutors Art Clayton and Erin Cofer presented evidence that on April 13, 2013, at about 2:50 a.m. a woman and her friend stopped on the side of the road at Pioneer Parkway and Green Oaks Boulevard to look up directions after they became lost. As the driver typed into her cell phone, Williams punched her in the jaw through her open window and dragged her out of the car.
He forced the driver into his car and overpowered the woman's friend, who tried to stop him. The drove the woman to a remote location and raped her at gunpoint, according to Tarrant County District Attorney spokesperson Melody McDonald.
He threatened to kill the woman if she wouldn't be quiet.
"Big girls don't cry," Williams told the victim.
After the rape, he drove the victim back to near where he found her and told her to walk back to her car, where her friend was still waiting. Her friend drove her to a local hospital where she was given a rape exam.
Based off the victim's description and the DNA results from the rape exam, investigators arrested Williams.
During sentencing phase of the trial, prosecutors presented evidence Williams sexually assaulted another woman in her Arlington apartment less than a month later. That case is pending.
Williams must serve 30 years of the sentence before he's eligible for parole.
“This week the defendant had to answer for the evil he inflicted upon others,” said Prosecutor Art Clayton. “Our community is safer with him serving 99 years in prison.”