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19 Year-Old Convicted of First Degree Murder

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, a Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted ANTHONY WILLIAMS, age 19, of first degree murder in the December 2010 robbery and murder of Anthony Randle, age 20.
On December 26th, 2010, Anthony Randle was shot outside of a convenience store at 3002 Park Avenue. He died shortly after arriving at the Regional Medical Center. The Memphis Police Department conducted the on scene investigation into the robbery-homicide, which occurred shortly after 1:00 pm in the presence of many witnesses, several of them children. The subsequent MPD Homicide investigation into the incident determined that Anthony Williams was the person responsible for the crime.
On December 28th, one day before his 19th birthday, Williams was arrested at his home in Southeast Memphis.
During trial, evidence was presented revealing that Anthony Williams approached Randle as they both were leaving the store on Park Avenue. Williams, armed with a handgun, forcibly took items from Randle, shot him three times at close range, and fled the scene.
Williams was found guilty of first degree murder, murder first degree in perpetration of a dangerous felony, and aggravated robbery. He was immediately sentenced to life imprisonment with possibility for parole in 51 years for the two murder counts. He is scheduled for sentencing for aggravated robbery on November 3rd, 2011.
Assistant District Attorneys David Zak and Anita Spinetta prosecuted the case.
Judge Bobby Carter, Criminal Court Division 3 presided over the trial.
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