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In Cowell murder case, Wilson turns down 6 1/2-year plea deal

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WENATCHEE — Christopher Scott Wilson rejected a manslaughter plea that could have sent him to prison for less than seven years in the death of Mackenzie Cowell, according to Wilson's family. An email obtained by The Wenatchee World shows Chelan County Prosecutor Gary Riesen made the offer April 23, saying he’d recommend a 10-year sentence if Wilson would plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter in Cowell’s death, and second-degree assault in an unrelated incident.

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