DAILYKENN.com -- 17-year-old Haley Hutcheson died after being shot by William Marcus Wilson.
Wilson has apparently conceded guilt as the trigger man, leaving his defense to search for a viable excuse.
There is a claim that Wilson was the target of racial abuse that prompted the shooting. There is also a claim that Wilson was evoking Georgia's 'stand your ground' legal provision when he pulled the trigger.
The media is trying to help by emphasizing that Wilson is biracial; that it is not black-on-white incident, it appears
"Biracial student charged with murder says he was standing his ground," was the headline used by ajc.com.
On June 14, 2020, Wilson fired the bullet that struck 17-year-old high school student, Haley Hutcheson. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle in Statesboro, Georgia when her life was taken from her.
Excerpt from Statesboro Herald ▼
The parents of and lawyers for William Marcus “Marc” Wilson, 21, asserted in an online press conference Monday that he was defending himself and his girlfriend from a racially motivated attack when he shot at the truck in which Haley Hutcheson, 17, was a passenger.
Hutcheson, a Claxton High School student from Bellville, died after being struck by a bullet on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Statesboro just after midnight on June 14. Charged with aggravated assault and felony murder, Wilson is scheduled to appear for a bond and first-appearance hearing 9 a.m. Tuesday before Judge Michael Muldrew in Bulloch County Superior Court.
- ajc: Man charged with murder in shooting that killed 17-year-old
- Jun 14: https://www.wtoc.com: Suspect in custody after teen shot, killed in Statesboro
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