NOT GUILTY Verdict For Marine Who Shot At Armed Invader Breaking Into His Home

This past January, The Gateway Pundit covered the story of Joey Nelson, the active duty Marine who was arrested and jailed in Westland, MI, after shooting at an armed subject attempting to break into his home.

There were several inconsistencies in the case brought forth by the Wayne County prosecutor, Kym Worthy. The case featured accusations of drunken detectives on the scene, failures by police to mention anything about the busted up door jamb of Nelson’s home, contradictory statements made by armed invader and another witness, jail guards who refused to let Nelson speak with his attorney, and other shenanigans.

Michael Scott Wilson was the one trying to break into Nelson’s home with a pistol in hand. Wilson eventually copped plea deals for immunity, while Nelson faced expulsion from the Marine corps. Wilson ended up with probation and plead guilty to “carrying concealed with no license.” Meanwhile, Nelson was charged with multiple felonies, including “assault with intent to murder”, “assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation”, “assault with a dangerous weapon”, and three counts of committing a felony with a firearm.


After several delays, Joey Nelson’s trial finally got underway last week, and was wrapped up today. The nightmare is now over. The verdict returned was NOT GUILTY on all charges. Nelson and his family can finally get on with their lives.

Nelson’s father, Steve, has been very active posting about the case on facebook, and he delivered the good news as well as thank yous to all those who helped out, especially those who donated to the Go Fund Me account.

Not guilty all charges

Posted by Steve Nelson on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thank you to everyone that has supported us, either through a kind word, prayer , donated bought a tee shirt, called,…

Posted by Steve Nelson on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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