Janesville man sentenced for shooting role

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Kevin Hoffman
Friday, September 30, 2011
— A 19-year-old Janesville man was ordered to serve five years in prison for his role in a drug deal that ended in a shooting last summer.

Corey Moore-Morrison pleaded guilty in June to strong-armed robbery and possession of marijuana. He was arrested in August 2010 after he robbed Eric Grethe, 20, of Lake Geneva while attempting to sell him marijuana, according to the criminal complaint.

Nathan N. Williams, 30, of Darien also faces charges of armed robbery and first-degree reckless injury. He has pleaded not guilty, and his case is set for a jury trial beginning Nov. 28.

Judge David Reddy sentenced Moore-Morrison on Sept. 23 to five years in prison followed by two years of probation. He also must pay nearly $44,000 in restitution, according to court records.

Police said the three men met in Delavan to make a deal for marijuana, but Williams pulled a gun on Grethe and demanded his money. The two struggled, and two or three shots were fired, one striking Grethe in the lower back.

Moore-Morrison and Williams fled in a vehicle before reaching a dead-end street, where they abandoned the car and ran into a wooded area, police said. Police soon captured Moore-Morrison, and Williams was caught inside a home he had broken into, according to police records.

Police found the gun, $500 on Williams and $900 in the residential driveway where Grethe collapsed from his injuries. Grethe was treated at a hospital and later released.

Williams' trial is scheduled to last five days.

Last updated: 6:14 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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