Police: DeWitt Chili’s murderer was planning similar robbery at Ruby Tuesday

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DeWitt Police Chief John Anton confirmed with NewsChannel 9 that William Wood Jr., the man who recently pled guilty for fatally shooting two employees at the DeWitt Chili’s in September, was planning a similar attack at Ruby Tuesday.

A manager at Ruby Tuesday confirms Wood worked at the restaurant until about a week before the shooting a Chili’s. DeWitt Police confirm Wood worked at Chili’s about a year before the shooting.

Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says Wood meant to shoot others inside the restaurant, but his gun appeared to have jammed after he shot two people. 

Wood pled guilty to all ten counts of his indictment, including first and second-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

He is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

Wood will be sentenced on April 15. 

Four other people have been charged for their involvement in the deadly robbery. 

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