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Jurors Weigh John Lee Cowell’s Mental State The Night He Killed Nia Wilson

Jenee Darden
A display at MacArthur in 2018, days after Nia Wilson was killed.


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Jurors found John Lee Cowell, the man who killed 18-year-old Nia Wilson guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Now jurors have to decide on his mental state. Even as the case winds down, emotions are still high. 

We followed the trial and spoke with members of Nia Wilson’s family. 

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