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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