A trio of Akron men convicted of 2012's first murder in the city are heading off to prison stretches.
21-year old Rahsheem Carr will serve the longest sentence, 43 years to live in the murder and robbery of 24-year old Phillip Michael Anderson. 21-year old Robert Davis got 15 years to life for murder and 21-year old Demarcus Williams ten years for involuntary manslaughter.
Anderson was shot to death during an armed robbery on January 10th.
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(Summit County Prosecutor - news release) Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today Robert Davis, 21, of Princeton Street in Akron, Rahsheem Carr, 21, of Seiberling Street, and Demarcus Williams, 21 of Tandy Lane in Akron, were sentenced by Judge Alison McCarty for the murder of Phillip Michael Anderson, 24, also of Akron as follows:
Rahsheem Carr: 43 years to life for Aggravated Murder and Aggravated Robbery
Robert Davis: 15 years to life for Murder
Demarcus Williams: 10 years for Involuntary Manslaughter
On August 20, 2012, a jury found Rahsheem Carr guilty of Aggravated Murder with a firearm specification and Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree, with a firearm specification for shooting Anderson. Robert Davis was found guilty of Murder and Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree, for planning the robbery with Williams and Carr and for driving Williams from the scene of the shooting.
On June 11, 2012, Demarcus Williams pleaded guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, a felony of the first degree, and Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree. Both charges included firearm specifications. Williams testified against Carr and Davis at their trial.
On January 10, 2012, Anderson was with two friends in his car on Princeton Street in Akron when they were robbed by two men with guns. During the robbery, Anderson was shot and killed.