Macomb County man found guilty of killing friend to be sentenced in July

CLINTON TWP. — A Macomb County man accused of fatally shooting his childhood friend at a Clinton Township park is to be sentenced July 8 after he was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder.

Terry Wilson, 21, also was found guilty of a felony firearms offense by a Macomb County Circuit Court jury, according to court records.

He is to be sentenced to life in prison by Judge Jennifer Faunce.

Wilson was charged in the May 5, 2013, death of William (Willie) Clark, 24, near the basketball courts at Prince Drewry Park on Quinn, east of Gratiot.

On Friday, Wilson took the stand and testified that he was scared and on edge, thinking he was going to be beaten up after he stole an Xbox game system that belonged to Clark’s brother in December 2012.

During a vulgarity-laced argument at the park, Wilson said Clark started “galloping” at him. That’s when, Wilson testified, he pulled a 40-caliber handgun from his waist and fired one shot.

Clark was struck in the chest from about 10 to 15 feet away, according to the prosecution during the three-day trial. Wilson ran and was located in Battle Creek.

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