The gang member who was convinced of murdering Serena and Venus Williams‘ beloved sister is back on the streets again, after being released from prison.
MTO News confirmed that the former Southside Crips gang member Robert Maxfield was released from prison last week. He was convicted of shooting Yetunde Price, a registered nurse, in a drive-by shooting in September of 2003.
Yetunde was hit in the back of the head with bullets fired from an AK-47 and died instantly. The shooting happened in Compton, California.
Her killer is now a free man after completing his 15-year sentence early due to good behavior.
Here's a mugshot of the killer Robert Maxfield.
Reps for Serena and Venus have yet to comment on Maxfield’s release – however it seems likely the sisters would have been informed.
Both tennis stars were extremely close with older sister Yetunde, who acted as a part-time personal assistant and close support as their careers took off.
And news of the release will have only added to an already difficult past year for Serena who almost died after giving birth to daughter Olympia 10 months ago. And although the tennis ace put in a phenomenal performance at Wimbledon, she finished as runner up after facing Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final.
When Yetunde was killed Serena, 36, and Venus, 38, were shell shocked by the loss.
The sisters took a long time to recover their form on the tennis court and rumors swirled that Serena nearly quit the game in her grief.
Yetunde, who was 31 when she died, was the daughter of Oracene Price, Serena and Venus' mother. She had three young children, Jeffrey, Justus and Jair, who were taken to live in Florida by their grandmother.