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Topic: Justice for Alfred Wright
Posted By: HunnyB
Subject: Justice for Alfred Wright
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:10pm

JASPER, Texas -- Alfred Wright was a husband, a father and a son.

“To know him was to love him,” said Lauren Wright, Alfred’s wife.

“You would have to know him to know his character and personality,” said Douglas Wright, Aflred’s father.

Neither of them had any way of anticipating the events that would one day thrust Wright, his family, and the small city of Jasper into the national spot light.

“I believe he was murdered and only God from Heaven could come down and tell me he wasn’t,” said Douglas.

The accounts of what took place last November have been well documented. Wright, a physical therapist, was on his way to treat a patient when his truck broke down near a convenience store just outside of Hemphill. That’s when he called his wife for help.

“He said he was having truck problems and that someone needed to come and get him,” said Lauren.

His parents agreed to pick him up. Several minutes later, Wright’s wife called him back on the phone.

“And that’s when I heard the heavy breathing, the respiratory distress of some kind," said Lauren. "It was very heavy breathing and I just could sense that something wasn’t right.”

When Wright’s parents showed up, they only saw his parked truck. But the 28-year-old was missing. The Sabine County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search. After four days, it was called off. The family questions how hard deputies looked. But those closest to Wright continued to comb through the nearby woods for the next two and a half weeks.

Wrights friends and family members located his body on a cold wet day. It was found lying face down in the woods about a mile and a half from the convenience store where his truck broke down.

An initial official autopsy ordered by the county attributed his death to lethal amounts of meth, cocaine and amphetamines found in his system. But the family sent the remains to Houston for a second autopsy which found the body was missing an ear, the tongue and had a throat that appeared to have been slashed. They insist Wright would never have abused drugs.

“I know my husband was killed by somebody,” said Lauren. “There’s no question in my mind.”

Family members remain skeptical of authorities in part because of what happened in Jasper in 1998, when three white men in a pickup truck dragged a black man to his death.

“We found the body,” said Douglas. “The sheriff has never asked us any questions. The Texas Rangers haven’t asked us any questions. We found the body.”

Wright’s wife also expressed skepticism.

“I think we all question the motives,” said Lauren. “Do they know something that we don’t know? Are they trying to cover it up for somebody? We don’t know.”

This week, the US Justice Department moved to take over the investigation. Calls to the Sabine County Sheriff and the Texas Ranger’s Office were not returned.

“None of us will stop until we find out who did it and why they did it and see that justice is served,” said Lauren.

Posted By: HunnyB
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:12pm
I have no words...CryCry

Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:17pm
If they find the killer and he goes free, i wonder how white ppl will react, will it be diff because these are white women tears and not black mothers tears

Posted By: pinkdiemond
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:18pm
that is so sad

Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:26pm
I saw Jasper Tx and knew I was about to read some good traditional American BS.

It happened about 25 miles outside of Jasper but the coroner was doing what the police told him to do and covered up a brutal murder.

Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:38pm
sounds like a cover up to me.
police didnt ask questions....fishy.
im guessing racist cops. did this.
whole thing is weird...

Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 17 2014 at 11:45pm
Jasper, Tx


Posted By: sexyandfamous
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 12:21am
An ear missing could not have been unnoticed by whomever did the autopsy and claimed he died of meth abuse. It is obvious the person doing the first autopsy didn't care.

Posted By: Az~Maverick
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 1:42am
I read Jasper, TX and that's all the info I needed. Sleepy

Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 1:43am
Originally posted by HaitianDiva64 HaitianDiva64 wrote:

If they find the killer and he goes free, i wonder how white ppl will react, will it be diff because these are white women tears and not black mothers tears

Nope.  They ain't gone care cause she's a nig.ger lover.  She's "tainted".

Posted By: atexaschick
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 3:36am
Jasper,Tx is horrible
They're still burining crosses in people's yards there

Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 5:34am
this was featured on tv...very,very sad...and that store clerk seen something and knows something cause she didn't want to talk to the camera crew...byotch..

Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 7:06am
It was one of those hill billies. Why would anyone live there? I'm definitely go to Ghana, you can have all these crazy fools.

Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 8:10am

Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 8:18am
I watched the vid about this on worldstar...super sad.

Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 8:19am
Someone needs to burn that town down...

Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 10:50am
Jesus... first I hear of this. There are no words

Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Feb 18 2014 at 11:58am
Have we officially regressed back to the Jim Crow era?

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