Susan Wright, left, has been freed 16 years after she was jailed for the homicide of her husband Jeff. The couple’s bloodied mattress was introduced into her 2004 trial so a prosecutor may re-enact the killing (Footage: KHOU)
A killer spouse has been freed 16 years after the gory homicide of her husband was re-enacted in a courtroom on the couple’s blood-soaked mattress. Susan Wright was free of jail in Houston, Texas, shortly after 10:30am EST on Wednesday morning, 17 years after stabbing her husband Jeff 193 instances at their dwelling.
Wright has been ordered to enroll to a ‘super-intensive’ parole program till 2024. She was initially sentenced to 25 years in jail, however had her jail time period lower after a profitable enchantment in 2010 which noticed a decide rule Wright had not been given ample illustration throughout her authentic 2004 sentencing.
Her homicide trial hit the headlines after prosecutor Kelly Siegler had the Wrights’ bloodied mattress introduced into the courtroom to re-enact Jeff’s homicide.
That noticed Siegler ask a male assistant to lie down on the mattress, earlier than she straddled him to exhibit how Wright had stabbed Jeff a whole bunch of instances whereas he was tied up.
Wright gave a sequence of anguished sobs as she watched her husband’s homicide being re-enacted. Her protection attorneys made a number of objections to the prosecutors macabre show, however the decide allowed it to proceed.
Wright claimed she’d killed Jeff as a result of he’d abused her. However prosecutors maintained that she had murdered the daddy of her two youngsters in a rage after he’d requested her for a divorce, and to get her palms on a $200,000 life insurance coverage coverage in her partner’s title.
After killing Jeff, Wright buried his corpse in a gap she’d dug of their again yard, Click2Houston reported.
Susan Wright stated her husband had abused her – however prosecutors declare she killed her partner for a $200,000 life insurance coverage coverage (Image: KHOU)
Wright as she seems right now. She has been ordered to finish ‘super-intensive’ parole for the subsequent 4 years (Image: KHOU)
The phrases of Wright’s launch additionally order her to finish anger administration coaching, get a job, and chorus from leaving the state of Texas.
Wright’s crime later shaped the premise of a Lifetime film, which co-starred her precise appeals lawyer Brian Wice.
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