Conviction in carjacking, attempted murder case

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Richard Williams entered guilty pleas for charges related to an attempted carjacking, in which the intended victims fought back and shot suspect.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder avoided a two-day jury trial in Carroll County Circuit Court by pleading guilty to six felonies on Friday.
Richard Austin Williams faced two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of using a firearm while attempting to commit a carjacking, two counts of using a firearm while attempting to commit murder and two counts of abduction by force and intimidation.

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