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Comedian Katt Williams ordered to complete anger management classes in Beverly Hills robbery case

Comedian Katt Williams ordered to complete anger management classes in Beverly Hills robbery case
Comedian Micha "Katt" Williams performs during a comedy tour in Miami in 2014. He pleaded no contest Monday to a robbery charge. (Vallery Jean / Getty Images)

Comedian Micah "Katt" Williams will have to undergo a year of anger management classes after pleading no contest Monday to a robbery charge stemming from a 2014 incident during which prosecutors say he and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight snatched a camera from a photographer.

Under the terms of the deal, Williams, 54, also received three years' probation when he entered the plea to second-degree robbery, according to a statement by the Los Angeles district attorney's office. The comedian had faced up to seven years in prison.

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Prosecutors say Williams and Knight, who co-founded Death Row Records, chased a female celebrity photographer and snatched her camera outside of a Beverly Hills studio in September 2014.

Knight, who is still facing a murder trial in a separate case, has pleaded not guilty in both the murder and robbery cases.

Earlier this month, a judge set a trial date for January 2018 in the murder case. Knight, 51, is accused of barreling his red truck into two men in the parking lot of a Compton burger stand in late January 2015, killing 55-year-old Terry Carter. Footage from a security camera shows Knight — who says he acted in self-defense — plowing his truck into the men. Knight fled but later turned himself in.

The robbery was part of a series of criminal charges levied against Williams in recent years. He was also charged with misdemeanor battery after getting into a fight with a woman at a Studio City hotel last July, and he was accused of disorderly conduct in Georgia months earlier after getting into an altercation with a teenager.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office could not immediately comment on the battery charge.

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