A New York City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after a jury convicted him in December of manslaughter in a killing nearly 30 years ago in Atlantic City.
Brian Wilson, 47, of New York City, was charged in the shooting death of Zebedee Newmones, of Wilmington on Sept. 14, 1984.
The jury in Wilson's most recent trial acquitted him of murder and aggravated manslaughter.
Police searched for Wilson for 18 years before he was apprehended in October 2002 in New York City. He had been using the name Paul McKnight.
Wilson was first tried in 2004, but the trial resulted in a hung jury. A second trial resulted in a mistrial. He was convicted of murder in 2006 and sentenced to 65 years in prison, but Wilson appealed that decision in 2009, which led to the trial last year.
Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Haleigh Walz said Wilson has been incarcerated for a little more than 10 years while all the trials went on and is still currently in custody. Wilson must still go through the parole process to resolve some pending matters, Walz said.