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Jesse James Wilson

Jesse James Wilson is seen here Nov. 21 making his first court appearance, by video from jail, on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the Oct. 18 killing of Stacy Talbot.

The Lincoln man accused of fatally shooting a man last October as he tried to get out of a car pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge Wednesday.

Jesse James "JJ" Wilson, 32, appeared via video from the county jail. He hasn't yet been given a trial date.

In court documents, Lincoln Police allege that on Oct. 18, Wilson turned and shot at Stacy Talbot several times after Talbot punched him in the back of the head and tried to get out of the car as it was driving along North 14th Street.

Talbot was shot twice and died at a Lincoln hospital that night.

In court records, police say Talbot had texted a woman within 5 minutes of being shot, asking for help and saying the people he was with wouldn't let him out of the car.

Law enforcement later arrested three people who they say were with Talbot that night. They tracked Wilson and Sherry Lynn Thomas to Clovis, New Mexico, where they were arrested Oct. 27 in the car from which police believe Talbot had been pushed. They arrested James R. Howard in Texas a day earlier.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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