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Ohio Man Sentenced in Shooting of Desmond Allison

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Richard Lee Willis was sentenced to four years in prison after being charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of former Kentucky basketball player, Desmond Allison.

Allison was killed July 25 of 2011 in Columbus and friend, 36-year old Malcom Goff, was also injured in the shooting.

Willis was sentenced to four years, and given credit for over a year of time served.

Desmond Allison played for UK from 1998-2000, averaging 8.9 points per game and 4.4 rebounds.

Article written by Brennan English

Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. @BrennanKSR

24 Comments for Ohio Man Sentenced in Shooting of Desmond Allison



  1. Eli
    4:27 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Four? With credit for a year? So he’s only going to serve three years?



    • DOC
      4:41 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      No, he won’t do 4 years. He will be credited for good behavior I’m sure. Might end up doing 2 as I’m sure they will give him a rehabilitation program and serve him out in less time. If the general public had a clue of how it worked. Kentucky is doing this at a higher rate than ever and even closing prisons, making it harder to revoke these individuals once they make parole.



    • St Ronnie was a moron
      5:06 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      Actually I think he was convicted in Ohio.



  2. Andrew Russell
    4:45 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    4 years for murder???? Wtf is wrong with our judicial system. You get 4 years for having 4 pounds of weed!!!! So why be a drug dealer when you can be a hitman. Smh. America is an assbackwards country. Sometimes I wonder why i served this country.



    • Reed Derr
      6:52 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      There was a book out back in the 80’s called: “The Law is an Ass”.



  3. Deacon
    4:52 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Did he have Shane Ragland’s Dad and lawyers working on this one? 4 years for killing someone and wounding another?



  4. njCat
    4:52 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Andrew…. could not agree more.

    Thanks for your service anyway.



    • Reed Derr
      6:53 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      Agreed.

      Andrew, thank you.



  5. UKBlue
    5:00 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    This is a WTF sentence.



  6. louisbille
    5:05 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    4 years for killing a UK benchwarmer, sounds about right.



    • Andrew Delgado
      8:24 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      Allison was not a bench warmer dude he started quite a bit as a freshman on a team that went to the elite 8 he was a pretty good ball player a great athlete who made some bad decisions that lead to him being dismissed by Tubby Smith.



    • steve
      11:01 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

      good luck next year in the fourth grade louisbille.



  7. Do whut?
    5:19 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    He was charged with aggravated murder but pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter which is a far cry from the original charge. It’s how the “justice” system operates. Overcharge the suspect initially so you can make a plea deal for what the charge should have been in the first place. Some might call it effective, others unethical. Regardless the KSR article is extremely misleading but I would say that’s about par for the course.



    • BallEater
      6:00 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      Whats misleading?….do you mean he actually did not kill the man? Or he really got 24 years but reported incorrectly?

      Facts: He killed the man. No trial took place. Some lazy sonzabitching prosecutor set on his ass and made the soft deal. The murderer will serve about 2.5 years total . Now, tell me again where I am misled.



  8. Misleading ???
    5:42 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Any charge that has murder in it should get more than a 4 year sentence, or there should not be a plea. The judicial system is a sham and a joke.



    • BallEater
      6:03 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      Far too often, the justice system is made up of lazy people…prosecutors and judges. Both must agree to any plea deal.



    • Do whut?
      6:45 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      You’re working from the premise that the initial charges were appropriate in the first place. As I said it is often the practice of law enforcement and prosecutors to overcharge regardless of the known facts of the case. They then offer defendants a “deal” to plead to what should have been the charges from the beginning. What is terribly misleading about the article is a mention of the original charge of aggravated murder with no reference to the ultimate conviction for involuntary manslaughter. Keep in mind there were multiple witnesses including Allison’s friend who was also shot and fortunately recovered as well as the shooter’s accomplices. If the aggravated murder charge fit the crime then prosecuting it shouldn’t have been extremely difficult. Details from the media are sketchy at best and in the case of KSR misleading.



  9. LA
    5:44 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Good Lord, if i ever need to kill someone i am going to do it in ohio.



    • Chip Zaholic
      6:57 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      Please start with any and all buck eye phanz.



    • Chip Zaholic
      7:01 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

      There may also be a Louisville, OH.

      U can start there as well; but make SURE if they aren’t a buck eye phan, then that they’re a little bro uavel phan.

      Jesting, by both parties, is herein implied.



  10. BAdams
    7:40 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    It’s not about justice anymore, its about victories. Very few straight laced lawyers and judges left out there.



  11. Sk54
    8:26 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    If he a bag of weed in his pocket, he’d get 10 years.



  12. Chicago Chris
    11:51 pm January 1, 2014 Permalink

    Could have been a weak case and they made the deal because a conviction was iffy. Who knows?



  13. The NCAA
    8:30 am January 2, 2014 Permalink

    Enes would have gotten life…