State AG Asks Delaware High Court to Reinstate Death Sentence in Jermaine Wright Case

Jun 7, 2012

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The attorney general's office is asking the Delaware Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling throwing out the conviction of a man sentenced to death for killing a Wilmington liquor store clerk in 1991.

Prosecutors argued Thursday that the judge erred in ruling that Jermaine Wright's confession to police was defective because he had not been properly advised of his rights against self-incrimination and to have an attorney appointed to represent him.

Prosecutors also said the judge erred in ruling that Wright's attorneys were never given information suggesting that the victim may have been murdered by two other men who committed a similar robbery earlier that night.

Wright spent more time on death row than any other Delaware inmate currently facing execution before his death sentence was overturned in January.