Wright pleads guilty to reduced charge

A former standout high school football player opted to plead guilty today to a reduced charged after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Timothy Wright, 21, had pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to armed robbery and other charges that could have meant at least a decade in prison without the possibility of parole to as much as life behind bars.

After a jury deadlocked 6-6, Mr. Wright made his decision to plead guilty to robbery for the April 2006 holdup at the Burger King on Gordon Highway.

Mr. Wright, then a junior at Lucy C. Laney High School, was working at the Burger King that night when two classmates โ€” Johnny Overstreet and Kenneth Walker โ€” robbed the restaurant.

Mr. Overstreet is serving life in prison. Mr. Walker is serving a 20-year prison sentence to be followed by 15 years on probation.

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