Defense case to start in Wilson trial

July 6, 2008 2:52:11 PM PDT
The defense in the Jakiem Wilson murder trial is expected to begin presenting its case in Raleigh Monday.The 24-year-old man admitted killing his wife Nneka Wilson in February of last year.

Wake County prosecutors wrapped up their arguments last week.

The defense is hoping to avoid a first-degree murder conviction. They say Wilson acted in a sudden fit of rage and it was not pre-meditated.