Craft's Killer Faces Seven Years for Shooting Death, Calls it Self Defense

Pimping charge for Adams will be dropped, authorities said.

Berry Lamiris Adams, 32, of San Francisco, pleaded no contest in court today for shooting to death 20-year-old Kevin C. Craft, who was found dead in the early morning hours of April 22, 2011 in the parking lot of on Redwood Drive in Rohnert Park, the Press Democrat reported today.

Adams, who police were tracking for Craft's killing, on pimping and pandering charges, but according to the Press Democrat, he shot the 19-year-old in self defense. The article stated: 

Adams is alleged to have shot Craft when Craft attempted to rob a prostitute inside one of the motel rooms. Police believe Adams burst in after overhearing the robbery on a cellphone and fired when Craft turned a gun on him. Adams was not charged with murder because the evidence points to self-defense or the defense of others, prosecutors said.

Adams, who reportedly had a prior felony conviction for burglary in 2002, pleaded guilty for "a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm with enhancements for prior convictions."

He faces a maximum of seven years, according to the article.

Friends and family were shocked and saddened when they discovered Craft missing in the early morning hours of April 22. Those who knew the kid known as Ziggy — a Rohnert Park native — called him calm, selfless, adventurous and patient. Days after he was gunned down, .

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Paul Lawson April 12, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Angela, you might want to change the title of this article, as it is incorrect. No where does the article state he was sentenced to seven years, rather "He faces a maximum of seven years, according to the article." Additionally, according to the article, no sentence has been passed, only a plea entered. Just a FYI.
Angela Hart April 12, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Thanks for pointing that out Paul! Article amended.


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