Jermaine Wright

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12:31 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Longest Serving Delaware Death Row Inmate, Tried Again


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware prosecutors are moving forward with the case of a man whose conviction and death sentence for a 1991 slaying were tossed out by the state Supreme Court earlier this year.

The Supreme Court overturned Jermaine Wright's conviction and death sentence in May because prosecutors repeatedly withheld evidence that could have helped Wright's defense attorneys fight murder charges for the killing of Wilmington liquor store clerk Phillip Seifert.

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9:10 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Del. Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man who has spent more than two decades on Delaware's death row.

The justices ruled unanimously Monday that Jermaine Wright is entitled to a new trial because prosecutors repeatedly withheld potentially exculpatory evidence in his 1992 murder trial.

Wright was convicted of killing 65-year-old Phillip Seifert, a clerk at the Hi-Way Inn liquor store and bar outside Wilmington, in 1991.

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7:44 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Delaware State Supreme Court Considers Death Sentence Reversal

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing another appeal by a man sentenced to death for a 1991 liquor store killing.

The justices heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Jermaine Wright, who was convicted of killing 65-year-old Phillip Seifert, a clerk at the Hi-Way Inn liquor store and bar outside Wilmington.

The Supreme Court last year overturned a Superior Court judge's 2012 ruling tossing out Wright's conviction and death sentence.

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9:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Reinstatement of Murder Conviction Hits Snag

Jermaine Wright, whose murder conviction was overturned in the 1991 killing of a liquor store clerk.
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A judge who overturned the conviction of former death-row inmate Jermaine Wright says Wright's trial attorney never knew about an attempted robbery that may have helped his defense case.

Wednesday's ruling came in response to the state Supreme Court's request for more information before deciding whether to reinstate Wright's conviction and death sentence.

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12:15 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

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

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.

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12:44 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Former Death Row Inmate Given Bail in Delaware


      WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Superior Court judge has set bail at $200,000 cash for a former death row inmate accused of killing a liquor store clerk during a 1991 robbery.

     In setting the bail for 39-year-old Jermaine Wright on Monday, Judge John Parkins rejected arguments by prosecutors that he did not have jurisdiction to do so. Parkins agreed to stay his ruling for two days to allow the state to appeal.

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