A Mishawaka man has been sentenced to 71 years in prison for beating his elderly neighbor to death after she complained of loud music.
43-year-old Donald L. Wilson was sentenced to 65 years in prison for murder, plus an additional 6 years to be served consecutively for unlawfully possessing a firearm by a serious violent felon, according to ABC 57.
Donald Wilson sentenced to 71 years consecutively. 65 (max) for murder + 6 for firearm charge. Hear from victim’s family on @ABC57News @ 5.
— Caleigh Bourgeois (@CaleighReports) March 22, 2017
Authorities claim 67-year-old Joann Newgent had asked Wilson, who was her neighbor, to turn down his music and he turned violent, striking her with the leg of a coffee table. Wilson was arrested after a standoff with police.
Wilson’s defense attorney suggested another male neighbor could have committed the crime.