Richmond trial set to begin

Richmond trial set to begin

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of former Illini Jereme Richmond, who is being held in a Lake County jail on $250,000 bond for harassing his probation officer earlier this year.

The Lake County News-Sun reports Richmond was charged in May for threatening the probation officer, three months before the end of his 18-month probation stemming from an August 2011 incident in which he brough a gun to his ex-girlfriend's house.

If convicted, Richmond faces three to seven years in prison for the Class 2 felony of harassing a witness.

In his one year at Illinois, the Waukegan native averaged 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 31 games as a freshman. The McDonald's All-American, who was suspended for both of Illinois' NCAA tournament games, declared for the NBA draft following the 2010-11 season. He was not selected.

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Moonpie wrote on August 07, 2013 at 3:08 pm

What a twerpy mope this loser was from day one. I said he was a lousy recruit at least a year before he arrived. Lock him up, lose the key. He's a career squirrel.

jjohnson wrote on August 08, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Moonpie, you are an equal opportunity insulter, and a very un-clever curmudgeon. Does it bring you happiness? It is easy to find your comments offensive and to want to curse you because of them, but I assume you are a human being, and I wish for you some joy that might alter your take on life and other people.