Clayton, Missouri (KSDK)-- The man who pulled the trigger of a gun that killed the mother of two of his classmates has been ordered to life in prison; plus twenty years, for the crimes he admitted his guilt.
18 year old Lorenzo Wilson of Maryland Heights pleaded guilty last month to murder, robbery, burglary, stealing, and armed criminal action charges in the December 2008 killing of 48 year old Susan Schaffer.
Schaffer was shot three times after she interrupted a burglary inside her Creve Coeur home. Investigators say Wilson was the man who fired the fatal shots.
Wilson and co-defendant Kenneth Shepard of Creve Coeur, then fled the crime scene, but not before taking a computer, digital camera and other electronics from the victims home.
Judge John Ross ordered Wilson to serve life behind bars on the murder and robbery charges, plus a consecutive twenty years for the two armed criminal action convictions. A fifteen year term on burglary and seven year sentence on the stealing will be served concurrently.
18 year old Kenneth Shepard had already entered a guilty plea for his role in the crime, and was sentenced to twenty years in prison last spring.
Both Wilson and Shepard went on their crime spree of breaking into homes while they were suspended from the same high school as two of Susan Schaffer's children.
Schaffer was the mother of three children and was a well known dance and fitness trainer in west St. Louis County.