A man who was sentenced to prison for murdering Serena and Venus Williams‘ older sister back in 2003 has been released.
Robert Edward Maxfield was released earlier this year after spending almost 15 years behind bars for fatally shooting Yetunde Price in 2003, according to People magazine. The incident occurred back in September of that year when Maxfield allegedly fired at Price’s SUV with an assault weapon as her boyfriend, Rolland Wormley, drove near a suspected drug house. Prosecutors argued that Maxfield, a Crip, was retaliating against who he thought was another gang member.
In 2016, Maxfield was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter.
As People notes, Maxfield was recently arrested for allegedly violating his parole, but was released again shortly after.
Price was 31 when she was killed. She was one of the Williams’ three other sisters, a half-sibling from a previous relationship between their mother, Oracene Price, and Yusef Rasheed. She was a mother of three and worked as a nurse as well as owned her own hair salon.
The Williams sisters have not commented on Maxfield’s release. But back in 2016, Serena did face him in court, where she told him “that this was unfair to our family, and our family has always been positive and we always try to help people.”