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Woodsfield Double Murder Suspect Jacob Wilson Enters Insanity Plea


A Woodsfield man accused of murdering two men last month recently entered a plea of innocent by reason of insanity.

Jacob Wilson, 38, appeared in Monroe County Court on Monday and entered his plea. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder with gun specifications, two counts of tampering with evidence and two counts of abuse of a corpse.

Wilson is accused of the murders of 24-year-old Daniel E. Franzoi of Beallsville and of 20-year-old Malakai Devon Curry of Caldwell, Ohio. Wilson allegedly shot both men to death the night of Oct. 30 outside the Wilson Farm just off of Ohio 26 on Wilson Lane in Woodsfield.

According to prior reports, Wilson’s daughter was dating one of the victims, and his sister was dating the other victim, but law enforcement has not released any information regarding a possible motive.

Assistant Prosecutor Helen Yonak said Wilson’s next court appearance has not yet been set. Wilson will first be evaluated by a forensic interviewer prior to the next court date, she said.

“It will probably be around 30 days before he has another hearing,” she added.

Wilson is being held in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $2 million bond.


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