CASSELBERRY, Fla. — It’s been about three and a half years since 17-year-old Bryce Williams was shot and killed while sitting in his car at a Casselberry park.
The suspect in Williams New Year’s Day slaying at Lake Hodge Park, Antwann Ricks, who is facing a charge of first-degree murder, could soon learn his fate. A plea deal could be agreed to next week.
Williams’ family said they are not too thrilled about the deal. His grandmother, Kim Crow, said the family feels like the plea deal is a slap on the wrist for the crime of taking someone’s life.
“What we heard was that the plea would be to plead guilty to second-degree murder and 20 years,” Crow said.
The state attorney’s office said while there is a plea hearing set for Tuesday, nothing is set in stone at this point as far as what the plea deal will end up being.
A judge could also still sentence Ricks to a stiffer penalty in whatever deal is settled upon.