Jury gets case of man who was shot, stabbed

Published 11:48 pm Friday, October 31, 2008

A jury will begin deliberating Monday in the case of a man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of 24-year-old Darry Wilkins on May 29, 2007.

Anthony L. Boone is accused of breaking into a North 4th Street house in May 2007 and going into Wilkins’ bedroom with an AK-47 rifle and knife. Prosecutors said Boone believed that Wilkins had stolen something from him, and he was trying to get it back when he entered the home.

Wilkins jumped out of a closed window in an effort to get away from Boone, according to prosecutor Bob Sandwich. Wilkins was stabbed in the hand and shot four times.

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Boone is standing trial on seven felonies: attempted murder, use of a firearm in an attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of firearm, maliciously discharging of a firearm in an occupied building, burglary and aggravated malicious wounding.

Boone’s wife, Zakila Boone, testified Friday that her husband never left home after getting back from the family cookout where they were the day her husband allegedly broke into Wilkins’ house.

Jennifer Spinks, who was living with Wilkins at the time Boone allegedly broke into the apartment, testified that she didn’t see Boone enter the house. But she said she overheard a man, whom she believes was Boone, say, “I’m not here to kill you. I’m here to torture you.”