Former NBA star Jayson Williams made his way into the Somerset County Courthouse in Somerville, NJ today and was sentenced to 5 years for his involvement in the 2002 fatal shooting that killed Costas “Gus” Christofi at Jayson’s estate in Alexandria Township.
New details on the flip.
Jayson pleaded guilty last month and accepted a plea deal which requires him to serve 18 months in prison, but that wasn’t the case as he was slapped with a 5 year sentence term:
Williams today gave a teary-eyed apology to Superior Court Judge Edward Coleman. “I know there’s nothing I can do to bring Mr. Christofi back,” Williams said to Christofi’s family. “I am deeply deeply sorry… I pray that today brings you some comfort.To my family, please forgive me for the pain I’ve caused you, his voice cracking. You deserve a better father, son, brother than I have been.”
In addition, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has charged him with driving while intoxicated for a Jan. 5 car crash. His blood alcohol content was 0.19, court papers say. If he pleads guilty, the district attorney will recommend a year in jail, consecutive to his New Jersey term.