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Vacaville man guilty of killing his children’s mother

By 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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  • What theFebruary 05, 2013 - 6:24 am

    @ Gemma--you put the word victim in quotes, as if Ms. Corral is NOT a victim? She is and may she rest in peace. You also seem to imply that marriage would have prevented this from happening. That is nonsense. Finally, we are not reading about Wilson's SENTENCING; that happens in April. This article is about the verdict. The bottom line is that his pathetic life will end in prison.

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  • EstherFebruary 05, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Well said, she was a victim, one who made the mistake of loving too much and not letting go, to say what Gemma said is too imply that God allowed her to die because she was not married and that it was a waste of taxpayers money, I am glad you where not on the jury, you would have let the man go free. Vicky was a loving mother, daughter and mate to this horrible man, she did not deserve to die, and what we want as her family is to see that he never hurts another woman again, Sidney Wilson is a predator, he executed my daughter because she no longer was going to live under his controlling nature, his abusive nature, the truth was never told, I hope you heart unfreezes and you realized the heartless nature of you words. Daily Republic did an excellent job in reporting this, you want to see a bias report? Read the Vacaville Reporter according to them they reported it as if the murderer, executor was innocent

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  • sheilaFebruary 05, 2013 - 9:11 am

    How dare you pass fault on her for this... don't u think we all wish she would've walked away n left him? None of us can ever pass judgement because you truly never know unless you're in it... you need to stop before karma tests u to see what u would do!

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  • I understandFebruary 05, 2013 - 10:32 am

    I also was a victim of domestic violence. Thankfully I am still her to tell about it. I understand where Gemma is coming from. Maybe the wording was not politically correct but, yes, If I had had enough courage to leave after the first time the abuse began and not given him chance after chance, it would not have gotten so bad. I also understand (from experience) that there is a level of "fear of the abuser" that not even the victim may be aware of and this is the main reason people stay in abusive situations. The fear of not knowing how far he will go. Especially when he threatens you with taking your life or the life of someone you love. No one deserves to die in this manner and living in fear is never healthy either. We as the family and friends of domestic violence victims need to have compassion and speak up and try to help them out of the situation. It would be much more rewarding if we could show the potential victim what could be the end result and help them make the appropriate lifestyle changes to help the situation not end up in murder (which only a sick individual is capable of)

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  • DeannaFebruary 05, 2013 - 11:13 am

    @gemma... People that speak about this without ever being in this kind of relationship or knowing someone that has really need to keep their opinions to themselves. That's all your words are is your opinion. I was in an abusive relationship too for many years. I wasn't married until I was pregnant with our second out of three children. Being married didn't stop or change the abuse. And it's easier said then done about "leaving". You have to realize that not every moment of every day is fighting arguments or beating so when there are good times you hold on to that hoping it'll be like that from then on. When an abusive person is abusing you it's not just physical .... It's also mental and emotional. That's what they do .... Knock you down so far that there's no possible way you can leave until that one day you decide to try it. Some if us are lucky and get out some of us don't and that's what happened to Vicky. He couldn't stand the fact that she was finally going to risk it and take the chance at a better life and he took hers. He needs to rot in hell for this.

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  • Rebecca CorralAugust 06, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    Gemma, Judge a little? You should be ashamed. Your remark speaks to your intellect and compassion. And clearly it's whispering. Rebecca Corral (aunt, not sister)

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  • daleJanuary 13, 2015 - 8:07 am

    Rebecca I knew the family o have been trying to find them for years my name is dale can you email me new money all day by mail.com

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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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