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Fifth teen arraigned as adult in Travis Dairy killing

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From page A1 | September 1, 2011 |

James Williamson, right, appears in Solano County Superior Court on charges of murder and robbery related to the Travis Dairy homicide on June 28. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

James Williamson, right, appears in Solano County Superior Court on charges of murder and robbery related to the Travis Dairy homicide on June 28. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)

FAIRFIELD — A 15-year-old Fairfield boy pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges Thursday in the killing of the 70-year-old owner of the Travis Dairy.

James E. Williamson, whose case had previously been in the juvenile court, was ordered to return Sept. 19 when a probable cause hearing may be scheduled for him and his four suspected accomplices, ages 17 and 18.

The five teens allegedly robbed and attacked the store owner, Ho Kim, while he worked alone in his East Travis Boulevard store on the night of June 28.

The robbery netted the teens $60 and several packs of cigarettes.

Shortly after the robbery, Kim had a fatal heart attack. An autopsy concluded the stress and trauma of the robbery and assault caused the heart attack.

Williamson, his 17-year-old brother James P. Young, Osis “O Money” Smith, Dazmon “Young D” Frazier, both 17, and 18-year-old Chelsea Johnson are all charged with homicide and robbery. They are all being prosecuted as adults and, if found guilty, they would likely be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or at jsullivan@dailyrepublic.net.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • Speakin the truthSeptember 01, 2011 - 7:10 pm

    A few years of being Bubbas cell mate should wipe the smug look off of Young Mr. Williamson's face.

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  • FredSeptember 01, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    Dude I make Grey look goooood...Can't wait for those killa stripes...Dude u should check out all the bling they gave me too...

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  • Innovation InstituteSeptember 02, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Commit the crime. Pay the price. Not enough of those under the age of 18 are getting the message yet.

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  • mike deliaSeptember 08, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    hang him and his four buddies from the highest tree in solano

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  • MeimeSeptember 09, 2011 - 11:39 am

    No one deserves to die or lose their life! People make mistakes and punishment is understandable, but the same people who learn from their mistakes are the one's who can make a difference in someone elses'. If your 15yr old made a dumb decision and was taken from you for the rest of their life, how would you feel? We have to make a change TOGETHER! We have to help our young people learn that decisions they make at any point in their life can affect the rest of their life. Nobody's perfect but every influence matters, so what do YOU do when you see someone doing something wrong??? How can YOU make a difference??? How can WE as a community learn from the actions of others??? These kids aren't the first to rob a store and won't be the last??? Has anyone served life in prison for the mental hardship they caused a store employee after robbing them??? This is no different... what should be their punishment if the owner hadn't died??? Become the kid, become the kids parents... what would you think is a reasonable punishment for your 15, 17, or 18 yr old child. You think they WANTED the man to die? Do you think they even considered the consequences? It's only obvious they didn't. Come on world! We have to fix us, our kids, and our community together!

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  • YacattackSeptember 09, 2011 - 12:45 pm

    Meime, the law is black and white. If you do the crime, then you will do the time. Age makes no difference. Kids will be kids, they will make mistakes, but a mistake that cost a persons life, must be taken serious. There are no "if the person wouldn't have died" senario, he's dead! Some people believe in an "eye for an eye" justice. This won't be the case. They will live, forever locked up so honest, law abiding, tax paying citizens can feel safe. You want to know what to do? Fight the law makers who have tied parebt hands with these Nany laws, and allow parent and schools to raise them without fear of being jailed yourself. The justice system, jail parent for their kids skipping school, while the parents work to feed them, make the parent with the child paint walls their child spray painted. Who's responsible? Not the villiage, because we can no longer discipline own present children, like our parents disciplined us!

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