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Wilson-Neuleib Sentenced

Wilson-Neuleib, wearing yellow-orange inmate shirt and pants, walks through a door.
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Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib enters the courtroom before his sentencing hearing.
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Wilson-Neuleib during his trial last fall (2016)

For the second time, a Moline teenager has been sentenced to a long term in prison for murder. Wednesday afternoon, 19 year old Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib received a total of 62 years - 50 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated battery, to be served consecutively.

Prosecutors say in 2015 Wilson-Neuleib fired shots at two young men sitting in a car in Moline - killing 18 year old Zachary Phillips and seriously wounding 21 year old Erik Roberson.

Later that year (2105), he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. But a judge later allowed him to withdraw his plea and vacated the sentence after concluding he was not told that 25 years would be added to his sentence because a firearm was involved.

After a second trial last fall, a jury convicted him of murder and aggravated battery. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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