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Adair County woman says her ex-husband, victim 'were involved with same woman'

Rodney Aaron Wilson, 38, was arrested Friday in Adair County on a murder complaint in the shooting death of Rickey Lee Harlin.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: December 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm •  Published: December 30, 2013

An Adair County woman said Monday she wants her former husband to get the death penalty in the fatal shooting of her father.

Rodney Aaron Wilson, 38, was arrested Friday on a murder complaint in the shooting death of Rickey Lee Harlin. Wilson is being held in the Adair County jail without bail. No charges had been filed Monday.

Stacie Catron, 36, who identified herself as Harlin's daughter and Wilson's former wife, said she thinks Wilson shot and killed her father because the two men “were involved with the same woman.”

The Adair County sheriff's office received a 911 call about 6:30 p.m. Friday about a shooting at a Stilwell residence. Harlin was found dead at the scene.

Wilson also was arrested and charged in November 2000 with the shooting death of his stepmother, Theresa K. Wilson. Published reports state Theresa Wilson died in the front seat of a pickup from a gunshot wound after a dispute with her stepson.

Adair County court records do not reflect if Rodney Wilson's case went to trial. Catron said charges were dismissed against him and the record was expunged.

Published reports about the case state a note signed by Theresa Wilson before her death implicated her husband, Dale Wilson, in her death. Dale Wilson died March 22, 2001.


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