Man gets 30 years for killing son’s stepfather
Friday, December 16, 2011
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his son’s stepfather.
Larry K. Wilson claimed he shot 53-year-old James Matthias of Springfield in December 2010 because his son had said Matthias abused him as a child.
But before Wilson was sentenced on Wednesday, his now-adult son told the court that his father’s story about the abuse wasn’t true.
The 43-year-old Wilson pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Matthias was shot as he sat in a car outside Wilson’s home while waiting for his stepson.
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