Jayson Williams Pleads Guilty to Assault in Limo Driver Shooting: Former NBA star Jayson Williams finally closed one chapter in his personal life, pleading guilty to aggravated assault in the accidental killing of a limousine driver that happened nearly eight years ago. Williams was charged with reckless manslaughter, but instead made a deal and pleaded guilty to the lesser offense for the 2002 shooting of Costas Christofi.
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According to testimony during the 2004 trial, witnesses claimed that he was showing off his rifle in his bedroom and the weapon accidentally went off. The argument was that Williams acted recklessly with the loaded weapon, but the jury deadlocked on the reckless manslaughter count.
Williams, who was charged with drunk driving after he crashed his SUV last week, faces a sentence minimum of 18 months in prison.