Former NBA star sentenced for deadly shooting in New Jersey

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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 3:12 PM by Katherine Gouner
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Jayson Williams, New Jersey, shooting, sentence, apology

Jayson Williams is sentenced to five years in prison for shooting and killing a limo driver in 2002.

The former NBA star pleaded guilty to aggravated assault to avoid a retrial on a reckless manslaughter charge that ended with a deadlocked jury in 2004. He was acquitted of an aggravated manslaughter charge in that case, but the jury said he was guilty of four other charges of covering up the shooting.

Williams apologized to the victim's family in court today. He paid the famliy $2 million in 2003 to settle a wrongful death suit.

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