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Shooting Victim Passes

Posted on 28th July 2010 at 07:20

Authorities are now reviewing the autopsy results of Emanuel “Wes” Wesley, 48, who died one week ago at a hospice in Vancouver. Today’s Daily News reports on the passing of Wesley, who was shot and wounded in his Longview apartment back in February of last year. Cowlitz County authorities are now checking to see if the shooting was the ultimate cause of his death. If that’s the case, then the four people who’ve pleaded guilty to other counts in connection with the case could face murder charges. Wesley was shot in retaliation for some minor injuries that he’d supposedly caused to a small boy. Court documents show that Jennifer Sue Lowe, 27, was mad about some cuts to her son’s face that were supposedly caused by Wesley, and “she wanted to make him bleed.” Edward Scott Pelton, 45, Delayna Ann Stanley, 20, and Ringo Joe Hubbard, 27, then drove to Wesley’s apartment. When he answered after Stanley knocked on the door, Pelton punched him in the face, while Hubbard opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol. Wesley was hit with several rounds, and after his initial surgery, suffered brain damage when an artery burst in his skull. He spent the next 18 months in various hospitals and nursing homes since that time. Hubbard is currently serving a 21-year term for attempted premeditated murder; Pelton is serving 11 years for first-degree burglary with a firearm. Lowe was sentenced to five years for first-degree assault, and Stanley has completed her one-year term for rendering criminal assistance and second-degree assault.