Sentencing in Murder Cold Case in Montgomery


By CBS 8 News

A man is sentenced for a murder that happened in Montgomery more than 30 years ago.

Willie Wilson junior pled guilty to the murder of Connie Gantt and sentenced to 15 years in prison.


Gantt was murdered in March 1979 off Beardsley Drive.


Records show she was taken from her car outside Embers Lounge restaurant off Atlanta Highway.


The case went cold until there was a match on Wilson's DNA to DNA found on Gantt's clothes.


Wilson's DNA was in the system for a 1980 conviction where he kidnapped, robbed and assaulted a victim.





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Nick Milner said on Thursday, Sep 20 at 9:37 PM

This is my wifes mother and I would like to thank the M.P.D for all of their hard work and the District Attorneys office for seeing this to the end.Wilson pled guilty and admitted his crime...May he spend the next 15 years hearing Connie pleading for her life..She was a single mother who worked hard to support her children,Her Father,Mother,Brother and one sister who have passed on lived this gross crime everyday and would be proud today to know justice has been served...Thanks to all that spent endless hours on this case!!!

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Teresita Milner said on Sunday, Sep 23 at 11:38 PM

The victim in this case is my beautiful daughter-in-law's mother. Willie Wilson took away her chance to meet and love our grandchildren. I appreciate all the people who never forgot Connie and worked to find the man responsible for taking her away from her children and her family. There is no punishment strong enough for what he put this family through, but I find some comfort in knowing that one day he will most certainly answer to God for what he has done. My sweet daughter-in-law has gone through unimaginable pain from this horrible act. God rest your soul, Connie, and know that you will live in our hearts. Thank you for giving us your daughter- we love her very much.

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