NBA: Jayson Williams pleads guilty in fatal NJ shooting
By SAMANTHA HENRY
Associated Press Writer
SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Former NBA star Jayson Williams has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and agreed to serve at least 18 months in prison for accidentally killing a limousine driver.
Williams was charged with reckless manslaughter but on Monday pleaded guilty to the lesser count for the 2002 death of Costas Christofi. He also is awaiting sentencing on some cover-up counts.
He has agreed to serve 18 months to five years in prison and would be eligible for parole at 18 months.
At Williams’ 2004 trial, witnesses testified that he was showing off a shotgun in his bedroom when he snapped the weapon shut and it fired. The jury deadlocked on a reckless manslaughter count and a retrial on that charge was due to start this week.