Deanna Edwards Wilson

Savoy’s family is overcome with emotion after his killer is sentenced.

A woman accused of brutally killing a Beaumont man and then setting his body ablaze pleaded guilty to murder Monday, May 21.

Deanna Edwards Wilson, 41, was indicted for the murder of Elkin Savoy, 58, whose body was found Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, burned and maimed as a result of an apparent homicide.

According to an autopsy report, Savoy’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the skull along with at least 15 stab wounds to the man’s head and face.