Austell man to serve 10 years after pleading guilty to armed robbery
by Emily Boorstein
June 17, 2014 12:00 AM | 1822 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Erico Alexander Williams
Erico Alexander Williams
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MARIETTA — A man avoided a trial — but not prison — by pleading guilty to armed robbery Friday, according to Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds.

Erico Alexander Williams pleaded guilty to robbing a woman of her phone, purse and car keys outside her Austell apartment before fleeing in her car, according to Reynolds’ spokesperson, Kim Isaza.

Brendan F. Murphy, assistant district attorney, said Williams caused the woman to fear for her life, telling her, “Hang up the phone and don’t say anything if you want to live,” and “This .45 is loaded.”

Williams, who was 19 and living in Atlanta at the time of the November 2012 robbery, was sentenced Friday to 15 years, with 10 years to serve in custody and the rest on probation. He had been scheduled to go to trial Monday.

In addition to armed robbery, Williams pleaded guilty to hijacking a motor vehicle and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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