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Two Decatur Murder Suspects Plead Guilty

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Top: Jameson Dartelle Staten (L), Steve Oneal King, Jr. (R). Bottom: Lorin Rashawn Wilson. (Photos: Decatur Police Dept.)

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Decatur murder suspects pleaded guilty shortly before their trial was set to begin Monday morning.

Lorin Wilson and Steven King Junior admitted to killing Glenn Blackwood in June of 2012.

King received a 20-year split sentence.  He will serve three years of that term.

Wilson entered a blind plea.  He will be sentenced in September.

Police say Blackwood’s roommate answered a knock at their door and told Blackwood there was someone there to see him. As Blackwood approached, Wilson fired several shots.

Witnesses say they saw three men running away from the apartment immediately afterwards.

Police say that third man is Jameson Dartelle Staten.  Staten entered a plea of not guilty.

Police say Staten and King admitted to being on the scene but said Wilson shot Blackwood.

All three suspects were 17 years old at the time of the shooting.


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