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D.A. Wants to Throw the Book at Jayson Williams

2/17/2010 6:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The D.A. in the Jayson Williams DWI case wants the former NBA star to serve a year in jail for his January DWI ... separate and apart from the 18 months he has been ordered to serve in the 2002 shooting death of his former driver.

Here's how it all shakes down -- in January, Jayson pled not guilty to the DWI charge, but the D.A. is already laying the groundwork for sentencing in the event he changes his plea.

The D.A. recently filed court papers in which he recommends Williams spend a year in jail, forfeit his driver's license for 6 months and pay a $1,000 fine.

But there's a catch -- the D.A. wants to ensure that Williams doesn't get credit for the DWI jail time during his upcoming 18 month stint in prison for the 2002 shooting of driver Costas Christofi.

In the docs, the D.A. warns the judge that allowing Williams to serve concurrent sentences would be the "functional equivalent of no punishment commensurate with his crime."

Instead, the D.A. is pushing for consecutive sentences -- which would total up to 30 months behind bars.


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Leave Jayson Alone..then go watch that old man kick that young dudes A@@ that was talking smack to him on the bus..

1679 days ago


He should've gotten 25 yrs to life for 2nd degree murder for recklessly killing his driver & covering it up. He's a piece of shiit.

1679 days ago

2 Fisted Drunk Irish Bastard    

the only way you can get time served is for that charge nothing more and if your already in jail they can run it consecutive sentences and can include time served for his DWI charge only.after one sentence is done the next starts then i would think he is entitled to time served as well as 1/3 off for good behavior.i have never heard of anyone doing a year for a first DWI offense.i have had 2 of them and only did 30 days for my second.sounds like the DA is being just a lil bit bias or racist on this one.

1678 days ago


Leave him alone? Or what? He'll shoot me in the chest and try to say it was my fault?

18 months for killing a guy? What a joke. He should take that sentence and not look back.

TMZ should dig up the video of Jayson on MTV's cribs. Shows him recklessly firing a shotgun outside his home. This entitled moron had no regard for safety, and clearly no regard for human life.

1678 days ago

Alan C    

I have to say that the punishment fits the crime. He should have to do two consecutive sentences one for the DUI and the manslaughter. Period. They are not the same and while he has money to throw at this he has a responsibility to make sure he does his time accordingly.

1678 days ago

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