Woman Sentenced To More Than Life In Prison For 2017 Murder

A 29-year-old Wilmington woman was sentenced to life plus 9 years in prison for a 2017 murder. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Rebecca Song secured the verdict for Deneisha Wright.

In January 2017, Wilmington Police responded to a report of shots fired on North Lamotte Street and found 66-year-old Charles May sitting in his pickup truck suffering from gunshot wounds.

An investigation showed Wright walked up to the truck, pointed the gun at May and attempted to rob him of pills and money. When May resisted, Wright fired several shots, hitting May twice.

In May 2018, a Superior Court jury convicted Wright of Murder First Degree, Attempted Robbery First Degree, and 2 counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

Wright was also convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited in a separate bench trial.

A Superior Court judge sentenced Wright to life plus 9 years in prison.

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