FAIRFIELD — On the eve of their jury trial Monday, a pair of 17-year-old Fairfield boys being prosecuted as adults took plea deals.
Karleon Watts was 15 when he joined his cousin, Abree Reynolds, also 15 at the time, in robbing a group of other teenagers walking near B. Gale Wilson Boulevard shortly before 1 a.m. one night in August 2011. The pair walked up to the group, Watts pulled a gun and they robbed the group of their wallets and cellphones.
As Watts and Reynolds ran from the robbery victims, Watts fired a shot at the group, wounding one of the teens.
Watts agreed to a 12-year prison sentence in exchange for pleading no contest to robbery and gun charges. Reynolds also pleaded no contest to a robbery charge, agreeing to a three-year sentence for his role in the crime.
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