Once nationally televised, this nabbed Georgia fugitive gets stiff sentence
ATLANTA -- The man who spent 8 years on the run after a 2008 murder will now spend the rest of his life in prison.
A jury convicted 31-year-old Brandon Williams on a charge of felony murder in connection with the May 2008 shooting death of then 16-year old Corey Coleman.
According to documents, Williams shot and killed Coleman after a confrontation at a house party. Williams shot Coleman once in the back and left the party. Coleman was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives issued a warrant for Williams' arrest after witnesses were able to identify him as the shooter. A local search turned national when Williams found himself on a 2010 episode of America's Most Wanted.
On April 21, 2016, after almost 8 years of being on the run, Williams was arrested after assaulting his girlfriend at a Charlotte, North Carolina nightclub.
Williams was extradited back to Georgia to stand trial in the murder of Coleman. Williams was charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. On Dec. 4, a Fulton County superior court judge sentenced Williams to life plus 5 years in prison.