Neko Wilson out of jail after 9 years. Murder charges dropped in 2009 deaths of Kerman couple. Change in state law allows release. pic.twitter.com/poxz9T5Qx2— Gene Haagenson (@GeneABC30) October 18, 2018
A change to a California Law has allowed for his release after facing murder charges for the death of Kerman couple in a marijuana robbery.
On Thursday a judge dropped the murder charges against Wilson.
For nine years, Wilson faced murder charges under the felony murder rule allowing prosecutors to charge people with murder if they take part in a dangerous felony and someone gets killed in the process
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His brother fought to change the law and succeeded last month in getting a slight tweak. Now, if you're not a major participant and you didn't act with reckless indifference to human life, you're not a murderer.
When two men broke into Gary and Sandra DeBartolo's home to steal their marijuana plants in 2009, Neko Wilson was one of at least six people in on the plot.