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COURT Attempted murder case brings prison sentence



Published: Fri, February 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



He tried to stab a total of three women, according to court documents.

MERCER, Pa. -- A Mercer County man will serve 20 to 40 years in prison for trying to stab his estranged wife to death, a judge says.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge John Reed sentenced Clarence Wilson Jr., 42, of the Mercer County Jail, to the term for criminal attempt/murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of burglary, all felonies.

According to court documents, on March 9, 2004, Wilson entered the Sharon home of Lindy Wilson, his estranged wife, and stabbed her around the head, neck, torso and extremities with a chef's knife. When his wife's sister, Carrie Ehnot, tried to intervene, he also tried to stab her, as well as a third woman, Tomi Jennings.

Wilson went to the residence despite an order of protection that prohibited him from doing so, court documents state.

The women were treated at a local hospital for their injuries.

In separate cases

Several other people were also sentenced Tuesday:

UMelony Culver, no age given, was placed on one year's probation for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. On Feb. 24, 2004, she possessed crack cocaine and a pipe at a George Street location, court documents state.

UEric Moon, 21, of Liberty Street, Fredonia, was sentenced to 30 to 60 days in jail followed by 36 months' probation and ordered to make restitution for misdemeanor forgery. According to court documents, in June 2004, he cashed $4,926 worth of checks on a woman's account at Greenville Savings Bank, Hempfield Township.

UTanya Morris, 19, of Park Avenue, Farrell, was placed on 24 months' probation for felony retail theft. According to court documents, on Aug. 19, 2004, she stole $172 worth of clothing from Kaufmann's in Hermitage.

URichard Zocco, 25, of the State Correctional Facility, Mercer, was sentenced to four to eight months in jail followed by four years' probation for bad checks and false swearing, both misdemeanors. According to court documents, in February and March 2004, he passed $17,864 worth of bad checks at National City Bank, Hermitage. Then he signed an affidavit stating he knew nothing of the scam, court documents state.




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