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Wilson pleads guilty to 25 counts in fatal DWI case

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch announced a guilty plea by Earl Wilson in the fatal DWI case, which had made headlines throughout the last two years.

Porsch said in an email that prior to the start of a hearing, which was scheduled for September 24th – Wilson pleaded guilty to all 25 counts filed against him.

The District Attorney noted that no sentencing promises were made; and that the decisions would be made at a later date. Wilson admitted under oath that his reckless operation of a vehicle while intoxicated caused the death of Steven Lester and Patricia Perryman.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 22nd at 9:30 am. The maximum sentence possible is 25 years, and carries a minimum sentence of 4.5 to 9 years.