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Pastor Stanley Wilkinson Pleads Guilty - He Mistakenly Shot His Granddaughter

Posted on the 26 February 2013 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
61-year-old Stanley Wilkinson was charged in January with one count of dangerous weapons – intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.  He pled guilty today in Olmsted County District Court to the charge.  The charge stems from an incident on December 10th.  
At the time, Wilkinson told police that he heard a noise outside his home and grabbed his pistol.  He fired two rounds after he saw someone trying to open the door.  The person turned out to be his granddaughter who was struck in the neck.  She was hospitalized after the shooting.  Wilkinson will be sentenced on April 15 at 1:30.
As we mentioned at the time of the incident, guns do more harm than good. The fear-driven and foolish decision to have a gun in the house turned into a tragedy for this man and his family.
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