ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage woman will spend 30 years in prison for killing a man after a 2009 argument. Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Sherrie Wilson on a second-degree murder charge Tuesday to 50 years with 20 of those years suspended, plus 10 years of probation.
“I'm happy with the 30 years,” victim Sam Black’s daughter, Leah Black, told Channel 2 outside the courtroom. “I wish it was longer, but she's got the rest of her time to realize what she did, and hopefully it doesn't happen again.”
“I'll just continue to visit her, and she'll understand more and more,” Wilson’s uncle, Dale Snell, said outside the courtroom. “God will teach her, that's the most important point there -- he will teach her there, he will keep her.”
Anchorage police say Wilson, 28 at the time, was drinking with the 75-year-old Black at a Midtown home early in the morning of April 30, when she shot him twice then stole his pickup truck -- and was arrested by officers for driving drunk.