Monday, 10 February 2014 09:35

Two Men Guilty in Murder of Peacemaker

Deangelo Taylor           Anthony Wilson Deangelo Taylor Anthony Wilson SCSO
MEMPHIS, TN - Feb. 10, 2014 - Two men have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a South Memphis man who was trying to break up a fight between two women, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Deangelo Taylor and Anthony Wilson, both 23, were convicted of killing Lyle King and attempting to kill another man in the incident on Oct. 20, 2010, at 1489 McMillan near South Parkway and South Lauderdale.
Both men were automatically sentenced to life in prison.
King, 21, was shot nine times by three different guns, according to testimony in the Criminal Court trial that ended with Sunday’s verdicts.
A third defendant, Alfred Robinson, 22, was found not guilty.
Witnesses said King and Julian Williams were trying to break up a fight between two women when the defendants approached them and began shooting. Williams was shot three times, but recovered.
Taylor and Wilson face up to 25 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder when they are sentenced March 24 by Judge W. Mark Ward.
The case was handled by assistant district attorneys Colin Campbell and Tracye Jones of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit Prosecution Team (MGU). The MGU prosecutes homicide cases and other violent crimes associated with gangs, specific targeted gang members or other special cases assigned by the district attorney general.