Trial of man accused in stepdaughter’s death underway in Calcasi - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Locke found guilty of second-degree murder

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Wilson Locke was found guilty of second-degree murder in 14th Judicial District Court on Wednesday.

Locke was convicted in the May 2005 murder of his stepdaughter, Serebia Dean.

Judge Clayton Davis set sentencing for 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.

During the trial this week, Locke's defense attorney said there was no disputing that Locke shot and killed his stepdaughter. He argued that the case was about what was happening in Locke's mind when it happened.

The state, however, argued that Locke knew the difference between right and wrong.

According to the testimony of Sahara Locke, Dean's brother and the defendant's son, the two had been arguing about finances when Locke allegedly grabbed a shotgun and killed his stepdaughter. He said his father thought a bug had been planted in his brain and had other odd beliefs.

Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Blake prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office with the help of First Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Killingsworth.

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