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Man convicted in robbery spree, shooting

Posted May 11, 2009

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— A Raleigh man has been convicted on 19 charges stemming from a string of armed robberies last year that included a convenience store hold-up in Wake Forest in which the clerk was shot.

A federal court jury found Kendricus Marquell Williams, 21, of 505 E. Davie St., Apt. C, guilty of nine counts each of a Hobbs Act robbery and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Hobbs Act prohibits robbery or extortion that affects interstate commerce.

One of the nine robberies was at a Quality Food Mart on South Main Street in Wake Forest on Feb. 29, 2008. Clerk Samir Patel was shot in the abdomen during the robbery, authorities said.

Williams' co-defendant, Jesse Lee Bundy, 20, of 1312 Rio Valley Drive, Apt. 104, in Raleigh, testified against him during the week-long trial.

Prosecutors also introduced as evidence confessions Williams gave to police after his March 11, 2008, arrest. He tried to gain the sympathy of investigators by claiming that he needed the money from the robberies because his son needed a kidney transplant, authorities said.

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  • TStills May 12, 2009

    Sorry, but im with devilblue on this one - "kendricus" is absolutely atrocious.

  • Brejasa May 12, 2009

    Very classy devilblue, and the name has to do with what? A NAME DOESN'T MAKE A PERSON, it's called diversity learn it. (The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a specified place, usually at the scale of an organization such as a school, business, neighbourhood, city or nation.)

    Paul's, John's and Christopher's commit crimes to so once again the name has to do with what?
    And how to we know that his child was on Medicaid, maybe his mother did work. There are plenty of working mothers and fathers whom children DO benefit from Medicaid. Work in medical, there are other guidelines than income that determine if you are eligible for Medicaid and End Stage Renal is one, so while u may be correct that was not the motive, stop making senseless assumptions.

    Point is, lets focus on this person being taken off of our streets, which is the bigger picture at hand rather than a name or what we think we know.

  • Ladybug1 May 12, 2009

    Most likely if his kid needed a kidney transplant, he would have gotten it. Unless, he is a working father and has a working mother, Medicade would have covered the childs transplant. I suspect that is not the truth. Robbery is one thing but shooting someone over money is something else. Why not just walk away and go rob something else for the cash. This is total hogwash.

  • daisymom May 11, 2009

    I honestly do not know devilblue, but the kid needing a kidney transplant was a nice touch.

  • devilblue May 11, 2009

    Where do these names come from??????