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Jakiem Wilson case still in jurors' hands

Posted July 9, 2008

— A Wake County jury will return for a third day to deliberate the fate of a Wendell man charged in the death of his wife.

The state and defense presented closing arguments Tuesday in the murder trial of Jakiem Wilson, who is charged in the stabbing death of Nneka Wilson.

The jury got the case Tuesday afternoon and has deliberated since. Judge Henry Hight dismissed the jury at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Jurors asked to see two knives connected with the case Thursday, and also asked whether Wilson had admitted to killing his wife. Hight said they would have to refer to their recollection of evidence in the case.

Deliberations will resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Last month, Wilson claimed responsibility for his wife's death but said it did not constitute first-degree murder.

She was found dead inside her 6637 Eagles Crossing Drive home on Feb. 12, 2007. She had been dead for up to 16 hours before Jakiem Wilson called 911.

Wilson claimed to have been out of town when his wife was killed and said he found her body on the kitchen floor, along with the message, "Your (expletive) is dead. You're next," scrawled in her blood.

If he's found guilty of first-degree murder, Wilson could face the death penalty.


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  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 10, 2008

    Yes he planned her murder.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 10, 2008

    Sounds like the jurors was not paying attention. This could be cause for a mis-trail if his lawyer is smart.

  • hayco Jul 10, 2008

    The question is not whether he killed her- it is whether he planned to murder her (first degree), or did he kill her in a fit of rage as he claims. The jury is asking if he admitted to killing her? Were they paying attention at all?

  • hayco Jul 10, 2008

    "Last month, Wilson claimed responsibility for his wife's death..."
    "Jurors asked .....whether Wilson had admitted to killing his wife."
    OK, what part of this trial were the jurors actually awake?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 10, 2008

    I am hoping that the jury will find this man guilty on all accounts. Afterwards I hope the judge give him Life in Prison without ever having parole. My condolences to her family.