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Augusta couple plead guilty to robberies

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 6:42 PM
Last updated 10:26 PM
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A couple who said they turned to crime after an eviction notice followed birth of their fourth child pleaded guilty to robbery charges Wednesday.

Leon A. Player, 39, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to three counts of armed robbery. His wife, Imani H. Player, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts robbery.

The two were arrested after an April 2 holdup at Green City Auto Center. Leon Player was also accused of committing armed robberies at two Augusta hotels on March 29 and April 2.

Leon Player, whose prior criminal convictions include a robbery in New York, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years’ probation.

Imani Player was sentenced to one year in the county jail, with credit for time served, and nine years’ probation. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly sentenced her under the First Offender Act.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/05/13 - 06:01 am
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But judge, he did it because of eviction & 4 kids,

Leon has had NY prison time for robbery, so I an guessing he and his wife have been evicted a lot. An he is no good at robbery.

BTW: 4 kids is 4 too many for this pair.

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lsmith 09/05/13 - 07:49 am
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She got 1 year for a robbery?

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She got 1 year for a robbery? Doesn't sound legit to me

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ragingbull 09/05/13 - 09:07 am
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Imani Player was sentenced to

Imani Player was sentenced to one year in the county jail, with credit for time served, and nine years’ probation. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly sentenced her under the First Offender Act.---=--
My personal opinion is the First Offender Act is totally inappropriate for this woman. If they have four children together, this means she has been with him and supported his past criminal activities. This was not her first offense and probably will not be her last. We, as responsible hard working taxpayers will have to support her and her four children now. I think it is a shame when decent people who are trying to survive in this tough economy have to endure trash like this walking the street. And she will now think she is entitled to every benefit that the taxpayer can pay for. This is another case where the children should be adopted out, and the only benefit offered her is permanent birth control.

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rmwhitley 09/05/13 - 09:15 am
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Being hungry

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is one thing. Being armed and taking from someone recieves NO sympathy.

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dichotomy 09/05/13 - 09:15 am
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"Imani H. Player, 30, pleaded

"Imani H. Player, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts robbery. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly sentenced her under the First Offender Act."

It's not the "First Time Caught Act" Judge Jolly. One robbery is the First Offender Act. Two (probably more) robberies is a serial offender. Being married to, and assisting a husband who uses robbery like an ATM is a Bonnie and Clyde scenario. One year with time served???? Why didn't you just kiss her and invite her to your house for dinner?

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JRC2024 09/05/13 - 10:02 am
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AMen Ragingbull. I have

AMen Ragingbull. I have always thought that the mothers and fathers of children on the dole should be fixed so they can not add any more to our hard working tax payer burden. It is already too heavy.

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ragingbull 09/05/13 - 09:43 am
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One other thing, being

One other thing, being sentenced under the First Offender Act and given probation means that her lawyer can petition the court to have the probation terminated after two years. What this means is in two years she will be able to walk the streets as a free woman and not have a criminal record. Under the First Offender Act her criminal record will be expunged at the completion of her sentence, and if a lawyer is successful in getting her probation terminated, she is a free woman. Since this woman has already proven she has no respect for the property of others, this would be a miscarriage of justice. We should all be outraged at the lenient treatment she received.

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jimmymac 09/05/13 - 01:35 pm
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ROLE MODELS

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With role models like these two you have to wonder what their kids will turn out like. These two are the poster child's for what's wrong in America. I guess they were just trying to supplement their welfare income.

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scoopdedoop64 09/05/13 - 01:48 pm
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Maybe someone should have told them

Maybe someone should have told them that the movie, "Fun with Dick and Jane" was just a movie and that this modern day Bonnie and Clyde is bound to end up caught or dead.

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Dixieman 09/05/13 - 04:23 pm
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So the moral is...?

Hurry up and have kids? Then you can plead parenthood as a defense or excuse in court?
Not a good rationale.
Like killing both parents and pleading in mitigation that you are an orphan as the old saying goes.

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Darby 09/05/13 - 05:10 pm
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"Why didn't you just kiss her and invite her

to your house for dinner?"

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How do you know that didn't happen??

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sean706 11/30/13 - 10:42 am
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Got what he deserved

I was the guy that he pulled the gun on when he came into the car lot. When he left out, I followed him while I was on the phone with 911 and that is how they caught him on Walton Way in front of McDonalds. I later had to go into hospital for possible heart attack. Luckily it was just an anxiety attack. I later learned that these fools had robbed my girlfriends job earlier that day at the Microtel. Glad these two are off the streets.

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