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Williams-Vinson sentenced to 25 years for homicide and home invasion robbery

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Daronte Williams-Vinson, 23, of Interlachen, was sentenced today to 25 years in state prison after pleading nolo contendere to charges of first degree murder and armed home invasion robbery.

Williams-Vinson was charged following a home invasion robbery on March 17, 2020; Williams-Vinson told investigators that Anthony Byrd and Ricky Patrick Nubin had gone into the residence and told him to wait outside, but a moment later the door opened, and Williams-Vinson struggled with the victim, Ontario Goode. Williams-Vinson shot Goode during the struggle, and Goode died of his wounds. Williams-Vinson told detectives that the motive for the robbery was to get money for his probation from a domestic battery case.

Byrd was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on a charge of accessory after the fact in April of 2022, and Nubin was sentenced to 3 years for accessory after the fact in January of 2022.

Williams-Vinson was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial in April of 2021 and was committed to a mental hospital; he was declared mentally competent in April of 2022. His plea agreement says that he only completed 7th grade. He entered a plea of nolo contendere to first degree homicide and armed home invasion robbery, which have a minimum penalty of 25 years; the two sentences will be served concurrently.

Assistant State Attorney Michael Becker led the prosecution team, and Judge David P. Kreider presided over the sentencing hearing.

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