Jeremy Williams, age 25, entered a plea of guilty to second degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.
On Saturday, June 20, 2009, Memphis Police located the body of Stephen Faulkner, age 29, in the front yard of 4896 Brentdale. Faulkner died from a single gunshot wound.
Memphis Police Department Homicide Bureau investigation revealed that Williams and two accomplices, Dean Heath and Lavette Coleman, planned to rob Faulkner after they ordered a pizza to the vacant home. Williams and Heath, both armed with pistols, approached Faulkner. Faulkner ran and the two chased him to the front of the house where Heath shot and killed Faulkner. In September 2011, Dean Heath was convicted of first degree murder nd sentenced to life in prison. Lavette Coleman will be tried at a later date.
Williams entered the plea in Criminal Court Division IX (9). Williams was sentenced to forty (40) years with no possibility of parole for the murder, and an additional forty (40) years for especially aggravated robbery. The sentences are to run concurrently.
Assistant District Attorneys Ray Lepone and Tracye Jones of the District Attorney’s Gang nd Narcotics Prosecution Unit prosecuted the case.