Decatur man charged with capital murder in 2019 takes plea deal

Ulysses Wilkerson
Ulysses Wilkerson(Source: Decatur Police Department)
Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 2:25 PM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A man who was arrested and charged with capital murder in 2019 has taken a plea deal, per court documents.

According to court documents, Ulysses Wilkerson has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in a plea agreement that was filed on August 10 in Morgan County Circuit Court.

Wilkerson was arrested in April 2019, along with Zachary Williams for the murder of Michael Irvin Jr. who was shot and killed in his home on Marion St. in Decatur.

Williams was acquitted following a non-guilty verdict in Dec. 2022 by Morgan County Circuit Court.

The plea agreement entails Wilkerson serving a split 20-year sentence in DOC along with a three-year probationary period supervised by the state.

WAFF 48′s news partner, The Decatur Daily, obtained the following statement from District Attorney Scott Anderson on the plea deal:

“The reason for the plea is that it was the best result we could obtain with the evidence we had for trial,” Anderson said Friday. “There will be no further investigation (into Irvin’s death) unless we were to obtain additional evidence in the future and that is highly unlikely.”

DA Scott Anderson

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