Kilgore man gets 9 years in murder plot

Kilgore man gets 9 years in murder plot
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 8:49am

A Kilgore man who pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping while plotting to kill his father was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison.

A five-woman, seven-man jury was solely empanelled to decide 51-year-old William Emmett Lawson’s punishment.

He entered a guilty plea Monday morning, negating the need for a trial. However, the prosecution and the defense spent the day Tuesday and the morning Wednesday hearing from witnesses, including first responders who described the May 2 scene as dangerous, chaotic and strange.

It was on that day that Lawson drove his 76-year-old father, Robert Lawson, to a home on Gladewater Street, where he had devised a plan to kill himself and his father. 


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