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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.