Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 4, 2006 the kindergartner lay next to her puppy, Wilson pulled her from her bed...

Last Meal: Wilson had a final meal request of a cheeseburger, onion rings, a beef enchilada, tea, Coca-Cola, a whole onion, a whole tomato and lemon pie.

The skinny: Wilson, a former laborer, was executed for the 1988 rape and murder of a 5-year-old North Texas girl.

More skinny: Fueled by a night of heavy drinking, cocaine and a failed sexual assault about an hour or so before, Wilson broke into a little girl’s room and kidnapped her.

Around 8 a.m. a woman discovered that her five-year old daughter was missing from her bed in their apartment. The window above the girl’s bed was raised and the glass pane was broken from the outside. The child’s blood was found on the window ledge, torn curtains, and on the wall below the window. The girl had apparently been abducted from her bed through the window in the middle of the night. Her body was found on the side of a road hours later, with tire tracks on the her body clad in shorts and a Muppet T-shirt.

The cause of death could be attributed to two sources: being run over by a car and smothering or strangulation. The medical examiner also determined that the girl had been sexually assaulted while alive. Police learned that on the night of the murder, Jackie Wilson was driving in his brother-in-law’s red Mercury Cougar with some friends. Police recovered the car, and noted that the tread on tires on the vehicle were consistent with the tread marks on the child’s body. Investigators found hair inside and under the car that matched the victim’s. Fingerprints left on the pieces of glass found inside and outside the victim’s apartment were positively identified as Wilson’s.

Wilson was tried twice for the murder. His first conviction was thrown out because a juror was improperly dismissed.

Last words and such: "Honey, I love you. Wilson said to his wife, sister and friends as they watched from a nearby window. "Thanks for being there. Thank you for being there for me and all these people here will find the one who did this damn crime. "I am going home to be with God."

Factoids: Wilson was the....

18th murderer executed in U.S. in 2006
1022nd murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
8th murderer executed in Texas in 2006
363rd murderer executed in Texas since 1976