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Suspect in Concord crash that killed two boys enters plea

MARTINEZ — A man facing two murder charges after he allegedly drove drunk into a car containing three children and their mother pled not guilty Friday.
Lemuel Sirvonn Wilson Jr., 35, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, fleeing an accident, and driving while intoxicated. California Highway Patrol
Lemuel Wilson Jr., 35, was arrested on July 1, the day after he allegedly veered off of a Highway 4 Concord offramp through a small grass field and crashed his car into a vehicle coming onto the freeway. The crash killed Vincent Rothenberg, 5, and Lorenzo Reyes, 10, of San Pablo. The boys’ mother and 3-month old brother were seriously hurt.
Police say Wilson also was injured but left his vehicle and ran across the freeway immediately afterward. He was arrested after he showed up in Oakland the next morning.
In addition to the murder charges, Wilson faces a charge of fleeing the scene of a crash and two counts of drunk driving.
Last year Wilson’s stepdaughter, Reginna Jefferies, 16, was shot dead after attending an Oakland memorial for two friends who recently had drowned in the Delta. Her killing has not been solved.
The day before the crash, Wilson had a court appearance in Alameda where he pleaded not guilty to charges that included battery, making criminal threats, and possessing ammunition, records show. He was released from custody after a judge lowered his bail from $100,000 to $10,000.
Wilson remains in custody on $2 million bail.

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