• Centralia murder case could end in plea

    by  • July 17, 2013 • News

    A Centralia murder case may end soon with a plea agreement.

    Charles Wilkin

    Charles Wilkin

    Negotiations are underway between prosecutors and the attorney for 56-year-old Charles Wilkin, who is charged with felony murder and involuntary manslaughter for the Easter weekend shooting death of his 21-year-old daughter Chelsea.

    Wilkin claims he believed the 9mm Glock to be empty when he pointed it at his daughter and pulled the trigger during what he described as a minor disagreement between the two.

    A pre-trial hearing is set for July 23d to discuss the negotiations.

    Wilkin remains in the custody of the Marion county jail, with bail set at $75,000.