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Lebanon man sentenced to 20-to-life for killing friend on Christmas

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Posted at 6:50 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 23:24:30-05

LEBANON, Ohio -- A Warren County judge sentenced a Lebanon man to 20 years-to-life in prison Thursday for murdering his friend on Christmas 2016. 

Zackary Wilson, 26, shot and killed 24-year-old Jeremy Foxx after days of using methamphetamine, authorities previously said. 

Wilson admitted to investigators that, while they were driving around looking for more drugs, he thought Foxx was reaching for a gun and he shot Foxx multiple times. He then kicked Foxx's body out of the vehicle. Police later found Foxx's body on Montgomery Avenue. 

After the shooting, Wilson and Foxx's cousin went to Caesar's Creek and burned their clothing. He also spray painted the inside and outside of the vehicle to cover up blood and even welded on a ladder rack to disguise it before fleeing to Kentucky. 

A jury found Wilson guilty last month of three counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, improperty discharging a firearm into a habitation and tampering with evidence, along with specifications for having a firearm and discharging it from a motor vehicle.