FAIRFIELD — Four of five teens who faced murder and felony robbery charges for the death of the elderly owner of the Travis Dairy took plea deals Thursday that will likely see them back out on the streets in just a few months.
During brief court appearances, James E. Williamson, 16, Osis “O Money” Smith, Dezmon “Young D” Frazier, both 18, and Chelsea Johnson, 19, all pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter and burglary charges.
The four teen killers face a maximum punishment of four years and eight months behind bars, according to Deputy District Attorney Barry Taira. With credit for good behavior and credit for time served since their arrests in July 2011, they will likely be released from custody before summer ends.
The four killers will be back in court in March or April when they may be sentenced. The fifth teen, James A. Young, 18, was ordered to return to court March 20 when a new date for concluding a probable cause hearing may be scheduled.
According to previous probable cause hearing testimony, the five teens robbed the East Travis Boulevard business of several packs of cigarettes and $60 in June 2011 while one of them pepper sprayed and assaulted the owner, 70-year-old Ho Kim, shortly before he suffered a fatal heart attack.
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