• Poore pleads guilty to burglary; Wilkin heads for Monday murder trial

    by  • July 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    In Marion County Court today, 17-year-old Asante Poore, of Centralia, pleaded guilty to a February residential burglary

    Asante Poore

    Asante Poore

    charge, in which he was found with 17-year-old D’Shawn Duncan inside a Centralia man’s bedroom attempting to take an

    X-Box.

    When the resident found the two men they ran from the home, with the resident in pursuit. It was later determined the two had taken $1,200 in cash from the man’s wallet that was also in his bedroom.

    Sentencing for Poore is scheduled for Sept. 10, with the state’s sentencing recommendation capped at 4-years with a boot camp recommendation. Duncan pleaded guilty to the same charge in June, Class 1 felony residential burglary. He is due to be sentenced August 15.

    Wilkin set for murder trial

    In other court news, after speculation last week that a Centralia murder case could end soon in a plea agreement, a Monday

    Charles Wilkin

    Charles Wilkin

    jury trial was confirmed today in the case against 56-year-old Charles Wilkin.

    Wilkin is charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in the Easter weekend shooting death of his 22-year-old daughter Chelsea. He claims he believed the 9 mm Glock handgun 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.

    Jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, with Judge Michael McHaney presiding. Wilkin remains in the Marion County Jail, with bail set at $75,000.

     

     

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