Man pleads guilty to killing ex-wife, wounding son

October 15, 2008 1:22:02 PM PDT
A Chicago community activist has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after changing his plea to guilty during his trial on charges of killing his wife and wounding his stepson last year at his South Side home. Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks handed down the sentence Tuesday after Gail Bullock pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder. Assistant State's Attorney Veryl Gambino said Bullock will be required to serve 100 percent of his sentence.

Prosecutors allege Bullock, a Chicago Park District volunteer, lured his former wife, 41-year-old Jacqueline Williams, to his home by saying he had mail for her. He was upset about their recent divorce and not being invited to the boy's graduation.

His son, Terrance Jones, testified that after arriving at the home, Bullock shot him in the face when he refused to leave his mother's side.