New sentence for South Jersey man who beat housesitter to death in 2017

Police say Brandon Wilson will be behind bars for 27 years for the beating death of 26-year-old Shawneeq Carter.

News 12 Staff

Dec 8, 2023, 11:26 AM

Updated 219 days ago

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A man convicted of breaking into a home and killing a woman in Woodbury will get his prison sentence cut in half.
Police say Brandon Wilson will be in prison for 27 years for the beating death of 26-year-old Shawneeq Carter, of Camden, six years ago.  
Prosecutors say Carter was housesitting for a friend in Woodbury and staying there with her 5-year-old son and a 5-year-old cousin when Wilson broke into the house and bludgeoned her with a metal bar from a weight bench. She was also stabbed.
After being convicted, Wilson was originally sentenced to 54 years for the murder.


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