Jayson Williams Plea Agreement

Highlights: Former NBA star Jayson Williams Plea Agreement

AP-Retired NBA star Jayson Williams has agreed to a plea deal that would send him to prison for up to three years for accidentally shooting a driver at his New Jersey estate in 2002, a person with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Williams, who retired in 2000 after playing nine seasons in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, was to face a retrial in January on a reckless manslaughter count.

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The person, who was not authorized to speak about the case, told the AP on condition of anonymity that Williams is to plead guilty Friday to aggravated assault. Because a gun was used in the crime, Williams must serve at least 18 months in prison, the person said.

Several messages left for defense attorney Joseph Hayden were not returned Thursday. The state attorney general’s office, which has taken over the case, declined to comment on any aspect of the case because of a gag order.  Read full story here

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