In 2007, Louis Ephraim Wilson III (31) tied up, raped and violently killed Tracy Lynn Baldwin (38) who he met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the Chatham/Durham County, North Carolina Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 51 District 32 (http://www.aanc32.org/). Tracy Lynn Baldwin was found partially nude and tied up with fishing line and badly bruised after being beat with a baseball bat. No reports of AA members blaming the victim have been reported YET. Louis Ephraim Wilson III died in jail on December 19, 2012 at the Maury Correctional Institution (http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dop/prisons/Maury.htm).
Chatham Woman's Killer Dies Two Years Into Life Sentence
Posted: Friday, 28 December 2012 5:46PM
WCHL News Reporting
WCHL News Reporting
Louis Ephraim Wilson III, who was serving a life sentence for the 2007 murder of a Chatham County woman, has died in prison at age 34.
Wilson pleaded guilty in 2010 to the murder of Tracy Lynn Baldwin, who was raped and beaten to death in her home off of Mann’s Chapel Road.
Prosecutors said the two met at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and that Wilson stole her credit card to buy crack cocaine before the attack.
In his obituary, family members remember Wilson for his sense of humor and love of the outdoors.
Wilson was incarcerated at the Maury Correctional Institution at the time of his death. According to his obituary, he died in his sleep on December 19.
Durham man gets life sentence for 2007 murder
PITTSBORO -- Louis Ephraim Wilson III will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty today to killing a Chatham woman whose bruised and beaten body was found in her home in 2007.
Wilson, 31, pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of Tracy Lynn Baldwin, 38, who police found dead and mostly naked, tied up with fishing line in her bedroom.
A sheriffÂ’s deputy found the body after BaldwinÂ’s mother called 911 and said she hadnÂ’t spoken to her daughter for about a week.
Prosecutors contend that Wilson and Baldwin knew each other from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Wilson somehow gained access to BaldwinÂ’s ATM card, stole her money to buy crack cocaine and eventually raped and then beat Baldwin to death with a baseball bat, prosecutors said.
WilsonÂ’s defense team said the defendant was mentally ill and addicted to crack cocaine. In court, Wilson disputed the prosecutor's contention that there was a violent struggle before the murder.
BaldwinÂ’s mother, Lynn Hill, said she has been waiting nearly three years for justice.
Â“I have waited so long for this,Â” Hill said, Â“This feeling that he can never harm another person as long as he lives.Â”