Archive for Thursday, October 17, 2013

Former KU football player sentenced to 3 years probation for May armed robbery

October 17, 2013

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Former Kansas University football player Jeremiah Letrell Edwards, 22, was sentenced to three years probation this week in connection with a May 13 robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint from a man at a home in the 1900 block of Camelback Drive.

If Edwards, a Garland, Texas native, violates probation on his felony robbery conviction, he could serve 32 months in prison. He was charged in the case alongside his brother Joshua Edwards and fellow former KU football players Chris Martin and Chris Omigie. As part of Jeremiah Edwards' sentencing, he must not make contact with Martin or the victim of the May robbery.

Martin was dismissed from the football program in June and faces a November trial in a robbery case stemming from the May home invasion. He is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court for trial on Nov. 25 and faces one count of aggravated robbery.

Omigie, meanwhile, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 31.

Comments

John Graham 1 year, 6 months ago

So you rob someone at gunpoint and all you get is probation? Why should criminals be afraid of the legal system? If using a gun to commit a crime doesn't get one several years of prison time what type of crime does justify prison crime? There can't be that many crimes worse than armed robbery short of murder or rape. If there is no real penalty for using a gun in commission of a crime, why would criminals think twice about using a gun. Great Britain adds several years of prison time to a sentence if a gun is used in a crime. That might be part of the reason why they have less gun crimes.

He is charged in another case of aggravated robbery with a trial in November? Maybe in November they will punish him by not allowing him to have cake and ice cream on his birthday.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 6 months ago

A little shocking indeed. Perhaps a review or our laws are in order? You point a gun at someone, you get jail time. No deals.

Chris Bohling 1 year, 6 months ago

Agreed. It's absurd that in this country a person can get probation for threatening to end another person's life and a decade of jail time for hurting no one but themselves.

Matthew Herbert 1 year, 6 months ago

All KU football players should be put on trial for scholarship robbery.

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