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In Henrico Circuit Court, Dylan A. Williams admitted to firing the nine shots that killed 13-year-old Quioccasin Middle School student Lucia Bremer in the Gayton Forest West neighborhood near Godwin High School on the afternoon of March 26, 2021.

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Today, the person charged with murdering her and the attempted murder of her friend entered a guilty plea as the result of an agreement carefully curated by the Henrico County Commonwealth Attorney's office.

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All parties are scheduled to return to court on April 26 for Nguyen's sentencing.

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In exchange for his guilty pleas, prosecutors plan to withdraw charges of communicating a threat to a school, possession of a firearm by a juvenile under 18 and brandishing a firearm at Williams' sentencing hearing later this year.

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The criminal and legal process started immediately after Lucia's murder, when neighbors and bystanders who witnessed the event volunteered critical information to the Henrico County police department.

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His custody was unclear in the intervening years, and he was likely exposed to domestic and sexual abuses, according to testimony at the December 2021 hearing.

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The progress toward justice continued with the careful collection of evidence and analysis by experts.

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Further forensic examination and testing by the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives revealed that the defendant fired at least six shots and the decedent was shot in the neck and front and rear of his head.

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Henrico Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Toni Randall spent the better part of a hour Monday introducing evidence in the case, including the statement of Bremer's friend, who was the primary witness to the events immediately before the shooting.

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Prosecutors said they believed Williams, who has been diagnosed with extensive trauma and mental health issues that went unaddressed for years, intended to kill someone that day.

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Suspect in shooting of Commanders running back charged in unrelated homicide Robinson was shot as he left a business in the 1000 block of H Street NE.

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Williams was tried as an adult on all charges and also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the friend walking with Bremer, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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Detectives say even further investigation revealed that Nguyen drove the teenager's body 15 miles up the road to the 6900 block of Contee Road in Laurel, Maryland after the shooting, before dumping the body in the woods.

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He was taken to an area hospital for help and later died from his injuries.

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H.T.'s grandfather, Bob Tyson, is working in his dining room when he hears the door from the garage slam and H.T. yelling "Gun! Gun!"

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A neighbor who lives in the 1900 block of Hickoryridge told police that she saw a boy 13-14 years old run into the woods behind her house with a blue scooter before running into a basement apartment at the Falconridge address.

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In addition to the gun, detectives recovered several black-and-gray sweatshirts from Williams' room.

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Pierce then talked with police and advised he owned a 9 mm pistol and showed officers where he kept it, along with ammunition.

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According to the statement of facts, Anne Coward's daughter was planning to walk with the two girls, H.T. and Lucia, from H.T.'s home to the Godwin High School soccer field, located mere minutes apart in walking distance.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A mayor in Washington County, Maryland will soon be embarking on a new journey, as Gov. Wes Moore's Special Secretary of Opioid Response. announced Tuesday she would be stepping down from her current role to join Moore's administration.

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Detectives responded to the home and spoke with the owner, who advised that he rented the basement to Richard Pierce and his two adopted children, which included Williams.

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"As part of his plea deal, by pleading guilty, he will face a maximum of 60 years in prison when he's sentenced in April."

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"We had the satisfaction of watching Lucia's murderer admit his guilt, and that is not something we were ever assured of before today."

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"It will also be an important time for the court to hear about the dangerous tendencies of her killer."

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"While this process has been arduous, taking twists and turns with delays that likely could have been avoided, it is the outcome that matters," they said.

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"We are hopeful that the court will carefully consider these factors and exact a thoughtful and lengthy sentence, a sentence that will confirm that Lucia's murderer will not ever again be a danger to the public."

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In a prepared statement issued after the hearing, Bremer's parents, Jonathan and Meredith, said Williams' plea deal "has our full endorsement."