Louisa County Man Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

A Louisa County jury has convicted Clifford “Peter” Wood III of first-degree murder for the death of Sean Houchens in 2017.

The jury recommended a life sentence plus three years for the murder charge and a charge for using a firearm in the commission of a murder.

According to a release, the trial established that in the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2017, Wood was upset with his mistresses and sent intimidating text messages about men at their residence. He went to the residence and shot the victim.

The defense argued Wood shot Houchens in self-defense, but a jury convicted Wood on all charges.

Wood will be sentenced on March 25.