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Man gets 60-day sentence in murder case

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

A man will serve two more weeks in jail for pleading guilty to second degree murder in the death of Bette Winn in 2009.

Joe Wilson appeared in a Franklin County courtroom on Friday morning.

The judge agreed to the terms of a plea deal Wilson accepted in February. As part of that deal, Wilson will spend 60 days in jail. He's being credited with the 46 days he's already served. After that, the judge says Wilson will be eligible for shock probation.

"This was always a tough case for everybody involved," said David Guarnieri, Defense Attorney.

Wilson is accused of beating Winn, who later died from her injuries. Defense attorney's argued the evidence was circumstantial and on the second day of trial, a plea agreement was reached.

"Given some of the risks at trial, we felt that it was a good resolution,"
said David Nutgrass, a Special Prosecutor.

Under Wilson's terms of probation, he must attend alcohol and anger management classes, stay out of trouble and pay for Winn's burial costs. If he violates those terms, he will return to prison.

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