Sentencing set Wednesday for convicted killer of Youngstown woma - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Sentencing set Wednesday for convicted killer of Youngstown woman

Posted:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -
Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday morning for a man convicted of murdering a woman on Youngstown's north side. 

Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou D'Apolito will pass sentence on Willie Wilks Jr. at 10:00 a.m. 

The jury that convicted Wilks  has recommended that he be sentenced to death for fatally shooting Ororo Wilkins, 20, in the head while she was holding her 4-year-old niece last year. He was also convicted of wounding Alexander Morales, 24.

Wilks, who maintains that he is innocent, will receive either life in prison or a death sentence for the crime.


  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

    Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:23:38 GMT
    Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.More >>
    Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
    More >>
  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:12:58 GMT
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning.More >>
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning.
    More >>
  • University of Toledo forms water task force

    University of Toledo forms water task force

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:26:31 GMT
    A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie.More >>
    A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms