An Independence man who thought his son’s stepfather had abused the boy is going to prison for 30 years for killing the stepfather. The son says stories about abuse are not true.

The sentence for Larry K. Wilson comes about two months after he pleaded guilty to killing Springfield resident James Matthias. Wilson says his son, Matthias’s stepson, had told him about the abuse and killing Matthias was the only way he could think of to stop it. The son denies saying that.