Suspect pleads guilty to murder

Published 7:32pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Selma man pled guilty to murder and attempted murder in Perry County Monday after he had a capital charge against him. Termayne Napolean Wilson was the lead suspect in the shooting death of Christopher Lloyd Thomas, 20, and the attempted murder of Carnell Moore, 34, when he entered into a bedroom in Moore’s home and shot both of them.

Wilson received life sentence for murder, plus an additional 20 years for the attempted murder charge from Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins.

“We will continue to crack down on domestic violence,” District Attorney Michael Jackson said. “This was a very tragic situation.”

On June 1, 2011, Moore and Thomas, the victims, were driving around Marion paying bills. Moore had a large sum of money from an income tax refund and he and Thomas had planned a beach trip for June 3. Just two days prior, Wilson and Moore had gotten into an altercation which ended in Wilson leaving and walking away.

Later on June 1, after Thomas and Moore had run errands and paid bills, Moore received a call from Wilson.

“Wilson had gotten Darresia Young to bring him to Marion and he was sitting on Moore’s front door steps when Moore pulled up,” the ABI report said. “Moore let Wilson inside and they all hung out for a while.”

According to a witness they were drinking and smoking marijuana at this time. Later at 1 p.m. Moore left to take someone home. Wilson and Thomas stayed behind at Moore’s residence. When Moore returned, he and Thomas hung out in the bedroom according to the official ABI report. Wilson borrowed Moore’s phone and asked, what sounded like a female, to come and pick him up.

“A few minutes later Thomas walked out of Moore’s bedroom, and [Moore] heard Thomas ask Wilson what he was doing with a gun,” the report said. “According to Moore, Thomas asked Wilson not to shoot him and Moore told Wilson not to shoot Thomas.

According to Moore, Wilson never spoke a word and just started shooting Thomas. After Thomas fell to the floor, Wilson shot him several more times.”

Wilson also shot Moore multiple times and Moore told investigators he played dead until Wilson left. Moore crawled out of his house later to flag down a passerby for help. Moore was transported to Marion Military Institute where a helicopter took him to University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was placed in a medically induced coma and woke up six weeks later.

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