Floyd Neal and Lafeyette Robinson Plead Guilty to Armed Robbery

Floyd Neal and Lafeyette Robinson pleaded guilty to armed robbery Tuesday, in a case stemming from the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams.

Both had been charged first-degree murder and were scheduled for trial next week. Those murder charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Ten days earlier, Neal and Robinson both rejected a similar plea, though Neal told a judge that he had not had enough time to consider the deal at the time.

The guilty pleas come two weeks after former co-defendant DeAndre Shaheed pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed in Williams’ death.

Neal also pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous weapon.

According to the proffer of facts, Neal and Robinson waited with 18-year-old Shaheed outside of the Deanwood Metro station, saw Williams, and decided to rob him. The men knew where Williams lived, and took a shorter route to beat him home, documents say.

Williams was on his way home from a job fair, wearing business suit, listening to an iPod, and carrying two bags, documents say.

Near Williams’ house, Shaheed confronted Williams with Neal’s shotgun and demanded his property. Prosecutors say Williams attempted to gain control of the weapon, but Shaheed shot him in the chest during the struggle.

The bullet went through Williams’ job fair folder, through his hand, through his chest and into his heart, according to the documents.

Williams was transported to a local hospital, where he died the next day. His job fair papers were recovered in the street of the 500 block of Jay Street.

Neal was found carrying the shotgun used in the murder a few weeks after the incident.

As part of the plea agreement, Neal and Robinson will likely be sentenced to three to seven years in prison for the armed robbery charge with an additional 6 months to 2 years for Neal for the possession of a dangerous weapon charge.

Neal and Robinson both are scheduled for sentencing Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.

Plea documents will be added to this post.

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