Arizona Senate candidate, the fatal shot, argued with his mother decades ago for gun rights for self-defense

Arizona state Senate candidate Bobby Wilson said he was forced to fatally his mother shoot decades ago, after she tried to kill him.

(Bobby Wilson)

If it says weapons possession, Arizona state Senate candidate Bobby Wilson, it is a “good guy with a gun is important,” in dangerous situations.

Wilson pointed to a time in 1963, when he said he had a man — against his own mother.

You’re speaking at an event organized by Moms Demand Action, a group that advocates for more gun control, Wilson said that his mother had tried to kill him, in 1963, when he, the Arizona Republic reported just 18 years old.

“[It] was hell-bent on killing me in my sleep in the night. At three in the morning, I to woke up, a gun in my face — a semi-automatic rifle — and the bullets began to fly, and I started diving for cover,” Wilson said.

Wilson claimed that he backed out of six balls, before he was able to retrieve the held a gun under his bed.

The Republican candidate told the Arizona Republic, came to his mother, Lavonne, in his room and started to shoot at him. At one point, he said, you swung your weapon, striking his 17-year-old sister, Judy, in the back of your head. Judy died by impact to the head, Wilson said, citing the autopsy report.

On his campaign website, he describes his mother as “mentally disturbed” and a “refugee hiding in the woods of [Southeast of] Oklahoma.”


During the shooting, Wilson broke the newspaper said glass container of gasoline, a spill of combustible liquid on the floor. A spark from the light switch caused it to explode in the house, Wilson said.

Bobby Wilson and his wife, Eileen punishment Wilson, stand outside the Casino del Sol near Tucson, Ariz. Wilson, a Republican, to the Arizona state Senate candidate, has shocked working gun control advocates share details about the shooting and the killing of his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago.

(Bobby Wilson, via AP)

According to the Arizona Republic, the court records list his last name as a Wiste — show Wilson was indicted for murder in the death of his mother and sister. At first, Wilson, the murders confessed, but later said he had no memory of the night.

Trial, Wilson said he suffered from amnesia. A jury ruled, he was “able to process to a hearing and to make a rational defense”, and the case was suspended. But seven years later, Wilson’s attorney said his client was “deprived of his right to a quick process,” and his witnesses were now deceased. The case was then closed.

Reports in the local newspaper, in time, the Choctaw County Weekly, disagreed with Wilson’s account of events. The body of Wilson’s mother and sister were found “in a” totally relaxed ” position, indicating that they died in their sleep due to suffocation,” the paper said, according to the Arizona Republic.


After moving to Texas and becoming a practicing lawyer, Wilson said, he finally found his memory. He detailed his version of the night, in a 2010 book called “Bobby’s a Try.” Wilson eventually moved to Arizona and worked as a private investigator. He is currently teaching a paralegal program at Rio Salado College.

He says that he had a licensed gun owner, but not to act in self-defense, as at this day.

On Facebook, Wilson noted, he was “the only Republican candidate who had the guts to appear” on the forum.

“I was greeted with the Boos and whistles,” he said. “Loved it!”


Jacob Martinez, an organizer with March for Our lives in Arizona, said he thinks that Wilson, the experiences show the need to provide emotional help for those who need it and make sure guns in the houses securely locked.

“He should know better than anyone that something needs to be done, and the fact that he can’t confirm that volumes,” Martinez speaks said.

Wilson is running in the 2. District, a seat currently held by Democrat Sen. Andrea Dalessandro. He is in a primary against Republican Shelley Kais.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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