Fall River man sentenced to over 20 years for 2020 murder

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FALL RIVER — A Superior Court judge on Thursday sentenced Rayquan Robinson, 27, to a minimum of 20 ½ years in prison for the 2020 shooting death of Jake Williams in a case highlighting cross-agency cooperation.

Robinson was convicted yesterday of second-degree murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and carrying a firearm without a license.

The sentence was handed down this morning after the conviction, which stemmed from the May 6, 2020 incident.

Chief Paul Gauvin of the Fall River Police Department praised the collaborative efforts that led to the conviction and sentencing.

“I would like to commend the Major Crimes Division, Crime Scene Unit, and Uniform Division Officers, for their hard work and dedication,” Gauvin said. “This is a shining example of the effective collaboration between the Fall River Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.”

Gauvin also emphasized the city’s stance on violent crime, citing this as the second case in two weeks where a defendant has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for crimes committed in Fall River. “Violent Crime will not go unaddressed in our community,” Gauvin stated.

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