Man Sentenced For Murder

Man Sentenced For Murder Click to Enlarge Photo: Jake Judd (KNSI)

(KNSI) - A man who shot and killed a man during a robbery in Waite Park has been sentenced.

Desmond Ormandy Barzey was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for causing the death of 19-year-old Bobby Tracel Williams on December 9th, 2017.

The St. Cloud man was given credit for 390 days served in jail.

He pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in October.

Barzey entered an apartment at 460 Park Meadows Drive, ordered everyone on the floor, and told them to empty their pockets.

At one point, Williams threw a shirt at Barzey and began to move towards him and that's when Barzey fired a shot that struck Williams in the chest. He was pronounced dead at St. Cloud Hospital.

Barzey fled the scene and was arrested a couple of days later after leading police on a high speed chase near Bismarck, North Dakota.

While in custody, Barzey continued to rack up charges.

On April 22nd, as four correctional officers tried to get him out of his cell, he tried to kick an officer and then spit in another officer’s face.

Barzey yelled out “I’m going to kill all of you,” and then looked at each officer individually and threatened to kill them.

On May 1st, investigators say Barzey attacked a psychotherapist trying to evaluate him while in the Stearns County Jail.

Police say Barzey got up and kicked the therapist in the leg several times causing bruises.

He pleaded guilty to 4th degree assault of a corrections officer, making terroristic threats and 5th degree assault in connection with those incidents.

Four counts of 2nd degree assault with a weapon and three counts of making terroristic threats were dismissed at sentencing.

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