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Date: 05-06-2022

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State of Indiana v. Billy Wilson, Sr.

Case Number: 89D01-2011-MR-000001

Judge: Charles K. Todd, Jr.

Court: Superior Court, Wayne County, Indiana

Plaintiff's Attorney: Wayne County Indiana Prosecutor's Office

Defendant's Attorney: Jeff Arnold

Description: Richmond, Indiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second-degree murder.

Billy Wilson, Jr., age 78, shot K.C. Allen six times on November 4, 2020 killing him in a dispute over a property-line survey.

Defendant claimed self defense.

The victim was unarmed.

He was shot six times including a head shot when he was on the ground.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Green and Deputy Prosecutor Teresa Ashcraft.

Indiana's Criminal Code Section 35-42-1-1(1) provides:

Sec. 1. A person who:

(1) knowingly or intentionally kills another human being;

(2) kills another human being while committing or attempting to commit arson, burglary, child molesting, consumer product tampering, criminal deviate conduct (under IC 35-42-4-2 before its repeal), kidnapping, rape, robbery, human trafficking, promotion of human labor trafficking, promotion of human sexual trafficking, promotion of child sexual trafficking, promotion of sexual trafficking of a younger child, child sexual trafficking, or carjacking (before its repeal);

(3) kills another human being while committing or attempting to commit:

(A) dealing in or manufacturing cocaine or a narcotic drug (IC 35-48-4-1);

(B) dealing in methamphetamine (IC 35-48-4-1.1);

(C) manufacturing methamphetamine (IC 35-48-4-1.2);

(D) dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-2);

(E) dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-3); or

(F) dealing in a schedule V controlled substance; or

(4) except as provided in section 6.5 of this chapter, knowingly or intentionally kills a fetus in any stage of development;

commits murder, a felony.

Outcome: Defendant was found guilty. A murder conviction carries a standard 55-year sentence with a sentencing range of 45 to 65 years.

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