September 30, 2012
In this March 6, 2000 file photo, Joshua Wolf, a student at Jackson's R.O. Hawkins Junior High School, is comforted by emergency personnel after he escaped from a fire at his house north of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Wolf, now 28, sits in the Jefferson City Correctional Center 12 years into a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of his grandmother and burning down their house. (AP Photo/The Southeast Missourian)
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Stephen Wilson didn't need long to determine that the insanity plea was Joshua Wolf's best chance. For the Cape Girardeau criminal defense lawyer, after he took the case in the summer of 2000, it really took little more than knowing what the 15-year-old had been accused of doing.