College football player pleads not guilty in fatal shooting

first_imgLANCASTER – Suspended University of Montana cornerback Jimmy Wilson pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge stemming from the shooting death of his aunt’s 29-year-old boyfriend. Wilson is charged in the June 3 shooting death of Kevin I. Smoot in Lancaster, about 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The player also faces a special allegation that he personally and intentionally discharged a rifle. Wilson’s aunt and Smoot had been fighting the night Smoot was shot, authorities said. Wilson, from Pasadena, remained in custody in a Los Angeles jail on $2 million bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again for a pretrial hearing Sept. 27. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wilson surrendered to California authorities June 12 and was suspended from the Montana football team a few days later.last_img

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