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Vacaville man guilty of killing his children’s mother

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From page A10 | February 05, 2013 |

Sidney Wilson

Sidney Wilson

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder for shooting and killing Victoria Corral, the mother of two of their children, in the garage of her Cambridge Drive home in Vacaville on the night of Sept. 8, 2011.

Some of the friends and family members of Corral who witnessed the verdict quietly expressed anger and frustration when it was announced that Sidney Wilson was acquitted of a first-degree murder charge.

The second-degree murder conviction carries with it a 15-years-to-life prison sentence while a conviction on the premeditated murder charge could have resulted in a sentence of 25 year to life.

Because Wilson used a gun in the murder, he also faces an additional 25 years behind bars. His likely sentence will be 40 years to life when he is sentenced April 10.

Prosecutors argued that Wilson lured Corral into the garage with the intent of ambushing and killing her after they had fought earlier in the evening.

Wilson’s defense attorney claimed the shooting occurred after Corral told Wilson their relationship was over. Wilson, whose testimony on the witness was foggy, was the only person in the trial who claimed Corral was dumping him.

Wilson remains in jail without bail.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • Truth be toldFebruary 05, 2013 - 1:53 am

    Don't you just love how daily repulsive titles things. Of course he killed her he admitted that! Its shame they couldn't prove pre-meditation!

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 05, 2013 - 8:03 am

    Men that hit women are not men at all. Women that tolerate that are beyond my scope of understanding. If you are so emotionally invested in someone that you find any reason to physically hurt or kill them an alternative, it is time for you to move on. Using the "scale system" killing/prison, leaving/freedom...uh, I'm outta there!

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  • AnaFebruary 05, 2013 - 9:17 am

    I went to school with the Wilson brothers I say this because his younger brother also killed his girlfriend over 10 years ago. They deserve the highest level of punishment!! Both brothers are cold blooded killers!!

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  • TiffanyFebruary 05, 2013 - 8:52 am

    It was not her fault he killed her. Yes we can all say should have, could have, would have but it happened and her family and friends have been dealing with the loss of their loved one. I am just appalled that people comment on here like it was her fault. Abuse is a serious thing and comes in all forms and it is very easy for someone to give their opinion on what she should have done. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and can only control themselves. The blame lands solely on the man who commited the crime.

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  • estherFebruary 05, 2013 - 9:20 am

    Well said Tiffany, As the mother of Victoria Corral, ignorant statements are always heard of people who don't understand what it takes to leave a perpetrator and those who have left an abuser and comment negatively, also have a problem. Instead of commenting and judging, why not reach out and do something constructively and help those who are hurting in this situation, strength comes in various degrees and my daughter Vicky was a strong women in every area, she just loved wrong, and thought in her heart she was doing right, this man had broken down her spirit and his abusive words made her think she could get no better, because of his insults, accusations...If there were more intelligent, loving, people in this world like Tiffany, we would have stopped this abuse a long time ago.

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  • Deanna DornausFebruary 05, 2013 - 10:58 am

    He deserved to receive 1st degree murder charges. Now that he received the 2nd degree murder charge let's hope and pray he does every bit of his time! He deserves even more! Those children lost a good mother.

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  • EFebruary 05, 2013 - 1:13 pm

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  • LynFebruary 05, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    He is guilty of Murder 1. Obviously the jurors did not know his history. Why was the eldest daughter not allowed near him? Why did he commit murder in the garage? His brother also commited a brutal murder in a garage. Why do they believe they have the right to take lives in front of children? He killed Vicky that day, and seriously wounded his chldren and the entire family. How about that? How about that life sentence for everyone. His children will bear this pain for the rest of their lives. If he gets less than 40 years, this will be the BIGGEST mis-carriage of justice and a slap in the face of Vickys children and entire family. He should never be around CHILDREN or Women.

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  • ChareneFebruary 05, 2013 - 10:24 pm

    To those who would dare to come here to give your self righteous, accusatory,unsolicited opinion, save it! Your time would be better spent looking deep into self. I'd bet, after fixing your own flaws, there'd be little time left to blame the victim! Let us not get side tracked here. A beautiful, young woman lost her life, senselessly. Children are left motherless, an entire family shattered forever. Those are the facts. My prayer is that this wounded family may be granted a measure of peace and closure. Hold on Corral Family. You know from where your help cometh, you have a hope and you are blessed!

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  • RiverFebruary 05, 2013 - 10:43 pm

    @Gemma...You obviously had been raised in a plastic bubble to make such an ignorant and obsurd comment. Shame on you for passing judgement on someone you know nothing about. Life is precious and to take someone's life for their own selfish reasons makes that person evil. Wedd or unwedd does not matter you should be ashamed of yourself to think otherwise. You need to do some growing up and pass some judgement on your ownself, it sounds as if you need some. I pray that you NEVER love someone so much to the point that you endure the pain the Vicky went through. She loved with a forgiving and faithfull heart. Something I am sure you obviously know nothing about. It is good that you have kept quiet and have not posted anymore comments because with two feet in your mouth I can't imagine you have room for more!

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