Wright pleads guilty to reduced charge

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 4:24 PM
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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 — Johnny Overstreet and Kenneth Walker — 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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voluptuously_auburn1
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voluptuously_auburn1 10/01/08 - 04:29 pm
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I don't recall the specifics

I don't recall the specifics of what all happened, but these prison sentences seem to be a bit extreme in terms of length of time - I'm wondering why? Anyone know?

onlynaugusta
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onlynaugusta 10/01/08 - 04:41 pm
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Life in prison for robbery of

Life in prison for robbery of a restaurant. I think this is a bit harsh. Hell, he didn't kill anyone!

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 10/01/08 - 05:58 pm
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well it could be that mr.

well it could be that mr. overstreet is an habitual offender..i.e. a COMMON THUG who has been in and out of jail on more than one occassion, at least he won't kill someone next time...hey one other thing mr. wright was A STANDOUT FOOTBALL PLAYER AT LANEY...you think an education would have done hime better as opposed to a football star...just throwing something out there as food for thought.

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foxyloxy 10/01/08 - 06:42 pm
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Again the stupid reporters at

Again the stupid reporters at the AC leave out very important facts that relate to the story. These bozos were HABITUAL offenders and will now reap what they sow. Maybe now a few decades of jail time will make them think twice about living the thug life but I doubt it. COME ON AUGUSTA CHRONICLE GET YOUR [filtered word] STRAIGHT!

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cantbelieveit 10/01/08 - 07:49 pm
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BTW, it said ARMED

BTW, it said ARMED robbery...I am sure there were other employees there that night who had a gun in their face....and I am sure they won't think those penalties are too harsh

foxyloxy
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foxyloxy 10/01/08 - 08:30 pm
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BTW, If repeat offender

BTW, If repeat offender dirtbags cannot get the message the first time in "Disneyland" then the approriate sentences for these scumbags should be LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. Period...

foxyloxy
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foxyloxy 10/01/08 - 11:10 pm
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I see the truth hurts doesn't

I see the truth hurts doesn't it AC? (Removed my first post with NOTHING offensive in it) The thought police are out here in force tonight in "Disgusta" no doubt. Guess you bleeding hearts can go ahead and kill this post too...

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