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Jury deliberations begin in '76 murder trial

Jury deliberations begin in '76 murder trial

A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a grandfather charged with killing a waitress in Missouri nearly 35 years ago before going into hiding for more than three decades.
Johnny Wright, who had been living in suburban Atlanta, is accused of second-degree murder in the August 1976 disappearance and presumed death of 23-year-old Rebecca Doisy, a former University of Missouri student. Doisy's body was never found.
Wright was charged with murder in 1985 after an acquaintance said Wright admitted killing Doisy. He wasn't arrested until late 2009 after he sought a criminal background check at the Lawrenceville, Georgia, police department.
Columbia police say that Wright lived under the assumed identity of Errol Edwards for years in Seattle, Texas and most recently Georgia, where he raised a family.


Updated : 2021-04-21 08:08 GMT+08:00