Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fourth Down and the punt was blocked

What a shame of a wasted life and potential.

Ex-football star gets 15 years for robbery

SEGUIN — A former Matador football star received a 15-year prison sentence Thursday afternoon from a jury that found him guilty of one count of aggravated robbery in a home invasion that occurred in May 2009.

Marcus B. Richardson, 22, had been indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated sexual assault. The offenses were alleged to have occurred on May 18, 2009 at a residence on Blanks Street in Seguin.

After hearing two days of testimony, the five-man, seven-woman jury began deliberations Wednesday afternoon and returned its verdict at mid-morning Thursday. Jurors found Richardson guilty of the aggravated robbery of the male occupant of the residence, but they acquitted Richardson on the accusation of aggravated robbery of the male victim’s wife. They also acquitted Richardson of aggravated sexual assault of the woman.

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