Mom looks back on daughter’s death as son prepares for trial

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A big brother is accused in the murder of his own sister. The case is headed to trial first thing next week.

Thursday the victim’s mother sat down exclusively with NewsChannel 4 to reveal her heartbreak over losing not one, but two of her children.

Chance Wilson is accused of injecting a lethal dose of meth into his 16-year-old sister, Saleda.

Deanna Wilson, the victim’s mother, said, “She was full of life and anyone that saw her knew she was full of life.”

Deanna says she will always remember Saleda as her angel. The 16-year-old died in July of 2012. Prosecutors have charged her older brother, Chance Wilson, with her death.

Chance is also Deanna’s child.

Deanna says the last 15 months have been incredibly hard.

She said, “It’s always going to be a ‘lose lose’ because I lost both of my kids.”

Court records show Chance admitted to giving Saleda two back to back shots of meth. She was later found dead by her father.

A month later a charge of murder one was filed against Chance.

Deanna said, “He said, ‘Momma, I didn’t do it. I didn’t do it.'”

Deanna says Saleda adored her big brother. There was eleven years between the two siblings. She believes Saleda would have done anything for Chance.

Deanna said, “She loved him. That’s her big brother.”

Deanna admits to being a part of the problem in her son’s life.

She said, “Drugs do stupid things to people. I know. I’ve been there.”

But she has since worked through a recovery program and counseling to get her life in order.

She carries a container with Saleda’s ashes on her keyring. She knows she will never again hug her daughter and now believes, depending on the outcome of the trial, she may never again hug her son.

Deanna said, “I don’t believe he needs to get out. I love my son, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want him to hurt anyone else.”

Saleda would have celebrated her 18th birthday a couple of weeks ago.

The trial is set to begin Monday, November 4. However, the district attorney’s office says that could change if a deal is reached with defense attorney’s on the case.

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