Kentucky Man Worried About Financial Collapse With Wife’s Upcoming Retirement. So, He Shot and Killed Her and Their 2 Daughters.

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Jun. 29 2023, Published 11:30 a.m. ET

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A man in Kentucky has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing his wife and two daughters, according to authorities.

In May 2022, the shooting took place inside the Lexington home of 65-year-old Steven Wilson. Officials said Lisa Wilson, 65; Bryonny Wilson, 42; and Bronwyn Wilson, 38, were shot multiple times and were declared dead at the scene.

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In July 2022, a grand jury indicted Wilson on three charges of murder-domestic violence.

Wilson pleaded guilty to all three charges in May 2023 and his attorney, Andrea Kendall, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he wanted to resolve the case quickly.

On June 29, Fayette Circuit Judge Julie Goodman sentenced Wilson to 25 years for each count of murder and ordered the sentences to run consecutively.

The maximum sentence allowed in Kentucky on consecutive terms is 70 years, leaving Wilson with a 70-year sentence, officials said.

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Previously, Wilson told Goodman he was worried about finances with his wife’s upcoming retirement as a longtime nurse, which is why he killed his wife of 40 years and two adult daughters.

Wilson was facing the death penalty, but that was taken off the table after a plea deal was reached.


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