MCKINNEY, Texas — A 21-year-old Dallas man, Prince Haymer, has been sentenced to 75 years in prison following a guilty verdict in a murder case linked to a home invasion.
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis announced the sentencing after a jury found Haymer guilty of the crime, which involved holding a grandmother and her 18-month-old granddaughter at gunpoint and ended in a fatal shooting.
On April 11, McKinney PD Officer Kyle Wilkerson responded to a shooting at a McKinney home. Upon arrival, he found Rayshawn Williams with multiple gunshot wounds behind a garage. Officers also discovered an AR-15 rifle, an iPhone, and casings from two different types of guns near the scene.
Williams’ mother-in-law, who was inside the home during the incident, described to police how a masked man entered her kitchen, held her at gunpoint, and demanded money and her phone. After the suspect fled, she heard gunshots and hid in the bathtub with her granddaughter.
Surveillance footage from a Ring camera revealed a gray hatchback Lexus pulling into the alleyway, with four masked individuals emerging to hold Williams at gunpoint. The video showed a struggle, during which Williams was hit in the head with a rifle and managed to return fire after seizing one of the assailant’s weapons. The driver of the Lexus, later identified as Haymer, fired three shots at Williams before fleeing the scene.
Detective Steven Robinson traced the last phone call Williams received before the shooting back to Dallas. The following day, Haymer was apprehended in the gray Lexus hatchback and found in possession of the phone that had called Williams. Further investigation of Haymer’s phone led detectives to the remaining suspects. Williams succumbed to his injuries 15 days after the shooting.
During the sentencing phase, prosecutors presented a cell phone video recorded on the night of the murder, showing Haymer making a rap video and displaying one of the firearms used in the crime. Judge John Roach, Jr., who presided over the case, sentenced Haymer to 75 years in prison. Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Ashlyn Scott and Luke Calhoun prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator Laurie Gibbs.