Man sentenced in botched robbery slaying on LI

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

November 1, 2011 10:16:15 AM PDT
A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to life without parole in the fatal shooting of a Long Island man during a botched robbery.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Edward Williams was convicted of murder, kidnapping and other charges in July. A second man was convicted in September and is awaiting sentencing.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice says Williams and his accomplice tried to rob a Woodmere man and a friend in June 2010.

During the robbery attempt, the victims were bound and duct-taped and taken inside a home. They were later moved to a car, where one of the victims escaped.

As the victim was fleeing, prosecutors say, Williams shot him in the back.

The victim, 20-year-old Tristan Theodore, collapsed in a neighbor's backyard. He later died at a hospital.