Jayson Williams pleads guilty; will go to prison

With his world crumbling down around him, Jayson Williams has entered into a plea deal in which he plead guilty to aggravated assault.  As a result, the  reckless manslaughter charge will be dismissed and the judge will not rule on whether or not his attorneys (Joseph Hayden Jr. and Billy Martin)  should be permitted to withdraw from the case.  White the attorneys cited a lack of communication with Williams, money was the real issue there, especially with his  pending divorce.

Williams must serve at least 18 months in prison before becoming eligible for parole.    For Williams, this ends a saga that has cost him millions in legal feels and a civil settlement with the victim’s family in addition to a divorce, an odd situation in a hotel where the police had to use a taser on him in addition to his DWI just a week ago.

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Posted on January 11, 2010, in News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Jayson Williams pleads guilty; will go to prison.

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