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Brown Co. double murder suspect gets 2nd life sentence

Michael Wilcox in court in April of 2015 (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste) Michael Wilcox in court in April of 2015 (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste)
Michael Wilcox, Brown County Sheriff's Office Michael Wilcox, Brown County Sheriff's Office
KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

A Brown County already serving a potential life sentence in Ohio was given a second life sentence in prison by a Kenton County judge for the murder of his friend, Zachary Gilkison.

Michael Wilcox, 28, learned his sentence Monday after he pleaded guilty to murdering Courtney Fowler, 25, last year. 

Police arrested Wilcox after a relative found Fowler shot and killed inside her Brown County home. Authorities discovered the body of Gilkison, a friend of Wilcox’s, in Elsmere the day after Fowler died.

Wilcox told an investigator he "was listening to music and the music was telling him to do something crazy," court records show. "Michael stated he retrieved (sic) a hand gun from the side of his bed, and shot Courtney Fowler two times, once in the front and once in the back."

Wilcox blames drugs for his actions, according to Brown County Special Prosecutor David Kelly.

He's serving an 18-year-to-life sentence in Ohio. If Wilcox is ever granted parole in Ohio, he will serve out his life sentence in Kentucky. 

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