Wright beat Trevor Hale to death with an iron bar in
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire he then tried to burn
his body in a shallow grave. Wright was having an
affair with Mr Hale's wife, and wanted the husband out
off the way.
Caught after being on the run, Wright was sentence to
life imprisonment for murder.
Wright released on a Life licence.
He met and set
up house with Melissa Crocker, the disabled mother of
her disability benefits paid into her sons bank
account,. but when Wright came along, the arrangement
changed, a huge family argument erupted.
March 2009, Ernest Wright, Disguised with a mask,
took a sawn-off shotgun to the home of Neville Corby
aged 42, and his partner Craig Freear, aged 31, in
Ashbourne Road, Bradford.
Mr. Freear in the front garden as he was setting off for
work Wright followed him into the house, where he fired
shots at both men.
The couple escaped upstairs as Wright shot Corby in the
chest, Freear was shot in the shoulder before he
managed to escape through a bathroom window.
upstairs then blasted a hole through the bedroom door
where Corby was hiding which hit him in the chest. Corby
was then shot again in the shoulder before Wright
clubbed him in the head with the shotgun and fired one
final point-blank shot which severed the already dead
manís jugular vein.
left the house in Craig Freearís car and collected
Freearís mother Melissa Crocker from their flat in
Shipley. The pair then drove to a solicitorís office in
Leeds to take out an injunction against Freear and
Corby. Wright then went into hiding.
A few weeks
later Wright wrote to police saying the murder was "Nowt
to do with me".
him in a house a few doors away from his own home and
linked Wright to a shotgun cartridge found on the stairs
at the Bolton property
2010, Trial starts at Newcastle Crown Court.
murder, attempted murder, and two charges of having a
firearm with intent to commit murder.
The jury were
not told about Wrights' previous murder conviction.
2010, 68 year old Wright was given 4 life sentences
for murder, the attempted murder of Craig Freear and
related firearms offences.
telling Wright he will spend the rest of his life behind
Wright on the Home office list of prisoners serving a
"Whole Life Tariff",, see list here
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