No death penalty for suspects in killing of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Robert Wilson

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has agreed to a plea deal for the two men accused of murdering Philadelphia Police Sergeant Robert Wilson III.

That agreement takes the death penalty off the table for Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams.

Wilson's sister has confirmed the plea agreement, which the family opposes.

EMBED More News Videos

Two suspects have been charged in the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.

Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby spoke to Action News after the agreement was announced

"It's going to be life plus 50 years for no parole," McNesby said. "Whether you are for the death penalty or against the death penalty, there was a video there that showed exactly the hero that (Wilson) was that day. And these two individuals now will get to roam the halls for years to come."

PHOTOS: Viewings, funeral for Officer Robert Wilson III

Action News has reached out to District Attorney Larry Krasner's office for comment and is still awaiting a response.

Wilson was shot and killed in the line of duty while trying to stop a robbery at a Gamestop store in North Philadelphia back in 2015.


RELATED: Police radio of Ofc. Wilson shooting

RELATED: Philadelphia Police post portrait of Sgt. Robert Wilson III

RELATED: Sgt. Robert Wilson III posthumously awarded Medal of Valor

RELATED: Family members of Officer Robert Wilson open up

Send a News Tip to Action News
Learn More About 6abc Apps
Copyright © 2021 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.