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Following his admission of guilt in his mother’s death, an Indiana man received 40 years in jail



Terre Haute, Indiana – A guy from western Indiana who admitted guilt to a felony charge related to the fatal stabbing of his mother but was mentally ill received a 40-year jail term.

Michael Charles Wilson, 42, of Terre Haute, pled guilty to a charge of burglary with serious bodily injury but was found to be mentally ill. A Vigo County court sentenced Wilson on Monday.

Gayle Wilson, the mother of Wilson, was discovered dead in her bedroom in May 2021 by a relative. Officers dispatched to the scene discovered multiple injuries to her neck and bloody garden shears on the ground next to her body.

When Michael Wilson was apprehended in Owen County, 64 kilometers away, he was initially accused of murder and auto theft. These charges were dropped as part of his plea bargain, and he received a 40-year sentence.

In a previous incident involving her son, Gayle Wilson had reported to the police that Michael Wilson had “severe mental health issues and was currently not taking his medication.”

The 40-year term stipulated in his plea agreement, according to Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt, “was a fair resolution balancing the mental illness component, community safety, and bringing closure for the family to this horrible event.”

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