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Teen Pleads to Robbery of Elder Woman  Causing Great Bodily Injury

DATE:  October 16, 2015

CASE:  William Joseph Dexter

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Tate Davis, Domestic Violence Unit

The Honorable Richard Couzens sentenced 18-year-old William Joseph Dexter to 7 years in prison.  On September 21, 2015, Dexter pled no contest to robbery with great bodily injury. 

On July 2, 2015, a 73-year-old female victim went to the Raley’s supermarket.  A teenage girl approached her in the parking lot and asked if she would give her a ride to her grandfather’s house. The victim agreed, but she needed to pick up her prescriptions first. 

When the victim came back out to the parking lot, Dexter had joined the teen.  The victim drove the pair through several nearby neighborhoods due to confusing directions from Dexter and his accomplice. The two also asked her to drive them to multiple houses. 

During the drive, Dexter beat the victim with a crowbar, striking her numerous times on the head, arm, and hand causing great bodily injury.  When the victim crashed the car, they stole her phone and ran from the scene.  The victim suffered head injuries requiring 13 staples and a serious hand injury.


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