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.
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