Former SDSU athlete accused of burglary, simple assault

Michelle Herrick

Michelle Herrick

A former SDSU student and basketball player goes on trial Sept. 22 for entering a woman’s apartment and attempting to rob her, said state’s attorney Clyde Calhoon.

Marquise Antoine Richardson, a 22-year-old Illinois native, pleaded innocent to attempted robbery, burglary and simple assault July 23 in a preliminary hearing.

Richardson, who is currently out on a $10,000 bond, is accused of entering the apartment of Jaime Giedd on May 17. He put a pellet gun to her head, demanded jewelry and money, and when she refused, he fled, court documents say.

Giedd, a senior theatre major, said she had known Richardson as an acquaintance.

Richardson, who was a health, physical education and recreation major at SDSU, faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted of burglary.

He could get a maximum of 12 and one-half years in prison and a $12, 500 fine if found guilty of attempted robbery.

The simple assault charge carries a one-year sentence in the county jail and a $1,000 fine.