Man pleads guilty to six charges in Anita Court shooting

Monday, May 23, 2011 | 6:00 p.m. CDT; updated 6:56 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 23, 2011

COLUMBIA — Eric Dawon Jamison, who was charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in September, pleaded guilty to six charges Monday afternoon.

Jamison, 23, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Crestful J. Williams. He was also charged with first-degree assault, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of armed criminal action and the unlawful use of a weapon.

Williams was shot six times while visiting his ex-girlfriend at Lakewood Apartments, on Anita Court near Stephens Lake Park in September, according to a previous Missourian report and court records.

According to the article, Jamison entered uninvited into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend. When Williams arrived at the apartment later that morning with a friend to remove his belongings, Jamison was inside with the woman and her three children. 

The woman told police the two men argued and Jamison fired multiple shots at Williams. Williams’ friend picked up one of the children during the shooting, and after shots were fired, Jamison pointed the gun toward the friend and the child, according to the Missourian report.

Evidence shows six shots were fired from the gun Jamison was holding, Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Cassandra Rogers said.

One of the bullets hit the woman in the leg after it went through Williams and a mattress, Rogers said.

Rogers said there seemed to be no physical conflict between Jamison and Williams before Williams was shot.

Jamison will serve 20 years each for the charges of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and first-degree assault. He will also serve seven years for the charge of endangering the welfare of a child and four years for the charge of the unlawful use of a weapon.

Jamison will serve 85 percent of the time before he is eligible for parole, Rogers said. These sentences will be served concurrently in the Missouri Department of Corrections. 

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