POTEAU—LeFlore County district attorney Jeffrey Smith announced Tuesday that Donald Lee Bocephus Wilson has been charged with murder in the first degree with deliberate intent and unlawful disposal of human remains in the murder of his wife, Jody Wilson.
Smith said Wilson had placed a piece of plastic over Jody Wilson’s face on May 5, 2009 smothered and suffocated her and his wife died as a result of the wounds inflicted by him.
The crime is punishable by death, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for life without parole.
Wilson was also charged with intentionally removing a dead body of a human being from 406 Pawnee Street in Wister without authorization from the district attorney or medical examiner or either of their authorized representatives and without circumstances to justify the removal.
The second charge is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.
His mother, Edith (Kathy) Kathryn Wilson was charged as an accessory after the fact. Smith said she aided her son by helping him load the body of Jody Wilson into her vehicle and then transported her body to a remote location on top of a hill behind the Runestone State Park, near Heavener, then and thereby leaving said body to be devoured by parasites and the environment all with the intent that her son may avoid arrest and prosecution for his crime.
If convicted, she could face imprisonment for not less than five years or more than 45 years.
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