Wright sentenced to life for 2 murders

By William F. West

The Daily Advance

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A Pasquotank County man was sentenced to life in prison Monday, avoiding the death penalty after pleading guilty to murdering his grandparents and then dumping their bodies in a roadside ditch.

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Finally, after 3 and 1/2 years.

Glad to see the DA, Andrew Womble is getting cases prosecuted.

Must be a liberal.

Funny how one small but truly accurate statement by JJ has turned you into a name calling, long winded liberal! It is because of such liberalism that we must pander and pacify those criminals and give them 3 hots and cot for the rest of their lives at the tax payers's expense. To me the punishment should fit the crime and I really don't care how nuts the criminal may or may not be!

He should of received DEATH

He should of received DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!!!

Too expensive

Do you realize that the cost of the death penalty - initial trial and subsequent required appeals - makes the death penalty much more expensive than life in prison? I'm assuming that, given your comment, you're a conservative / Republican. Don't you want to maximize our tax dollars so that we don't have to pay more taxes? Life without parole is much more cost efficient. Don't believe me? Check this out: Richard C. Dieter, MS, JD, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said the following on June 7, 2010, in his testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Government Management and Cost Study Commission, available at www.deathpenaltyinfo.org: "The death penalty is the most expensive part of the system on a per-offender basis. Millions are spent to achieve a single death sentence that, even if imposed, is unlikely to be carried out. Thus money that the police desperately need for more effective law enforcement may be wasted on the death penalty… The principal reason why the death penalty is so expensive can be summed up in one phrase: ‘death is different…' Every stage of a capital case is more time-consuming and expensive than in a typical criminal case. Jury selection takes much longer; more mental health and forensic experts will be needed; two trials will be required - one for guilt and one for sentencing; and the appeals will be far more complex, focusing on both the conviction and the death sentence. Two attorneys are usually appointed for the defense, so that issues of guilt and sentencing can be separately explored. The prosecution has to respond with equal or greater resources since they have the burden of proof...There is no reason the death penalty should be immune from reconsideration, along with other wasteful, expensive programs that no longer make sense." I could post more, but won't waste your time.

I don't care about tax

I don't care about tax dollars!!!!!!! He killed 2 innocent people. To bad there isn't capital punishment!!!!!! He doesn't deserve to live. I would rather my tax dollars go to death penalty instead of feeding him. Sorry. Just my opinion. NO NEED TO COMMENT.

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