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.
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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.