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  1. #1
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    Bel Aire, Kansas

    TN - Joseph Bankston, 2, shot to death, Clarksville, 4 Oct 2015 *Arrests*

    An estranged husband who arranged to have his toddler stepson murdered had a life insurance policy on the slain Tennessee boy, documents revealed Monday.

    David Wi, 23, shows up as the beneficiary on policies for Alicia Bankston, her 2-year old son Joseph Bankston and the couple’s 1-year-old girl, according to arrest documents cited by The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville.

    Wi, a soldier at nearby Fort Campbell, was arrested Friday and charged with criminal conspiracy to commit homicide, according to the Clarksville Police Department.

    Investigators believe he conspired with another Fort Campbell soldier, Zackery Alexander, 21, in the Oct. 4 shooting of the toddler and his wife’s boyfriend - Fort Campbell medic Brandon Jimenez. The killing happened just after 11 p.m. at the Clarksville home of the boy’s grandmother.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    From March:

    Man targeted baby, toddler in killing, indictments say


    Two men were formally indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury Tuesday and charged with killing a 2-year-old boy and attempting to kill the boy's mother, his 1-year-old sister and the mother's new boyfriend.

    David Wi, 24, and Zackery Alexander, 21, were officially charged by the March grand jury with premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated burglary.

    Wi and Alexander are accused of conspiring to kill Wi's stepson, Joseph Bankston, who was fatally shot by Alexander at a Princeton Drive home on Oct. 4, according to court documents.

    Clarksville Police have said previously that the 2-year-old's slaying was intentional and that others in the home were likely targeted too after Wi and Joseph's mother, Alicia Bankston, split up.

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    Oct 2014
    Stepfather takes plea in Clarksville toddler's slaying


    David Wi, now 25, was sentenced to life plus 50 years after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in perpetration of a crime, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault, according to court records.

    The effective sentence is life plus 25 years. He was incarcerated at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center and, according to records, will not be eligible parole until 2100 when he is 108.
    Meanwhile, Zackery Alexander has pleaded not guilty and the state filed notice in March that prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty.

    Alexander's trial has been set for Aug. 20, 2018.
    Grandmother of murdered Clarksville toddler still waiting for closure, answers
    Last edited by JusticeWillBeServed; 08-29-2017 at 03:40 PM.

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