Anthony Wright Found Guilty On All Counts

A Craven County jury has found Anthony Wright guilty on all counts.

It took the jurors less than two hours to reach the verdict.

Wright's trial began last week in New Bern. He was accused of murdering Daniel Winston and the attempted murder of the victim's 94 year old grandmother.

Jurors got the case around 12:20 p.m. and returned with a verdict around 2:10 p.m. after a half hour lunch break.

Wright was convicted of first degree murder, attempted murder, and two kidnapping charges for keeping Winston's grandmother and her great niece hostage for a time after Winston's death.

Wright was given life plus twenty years in prison.

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Three of the prosecution's witnesses took the stand in Craven County Court Tuesday, including the wife of Daniel Winston, the victim.

Anthony Wright is accused of shooting Winston to death in October of 2009 and also shooting Winston's 94-year-old grandmother, who survived.

Wright's charged with 1st degree murder, attempted murder, and 2 kidnapping charges for keeping Winston's grandmother and her great niece hostage for a time after Winston's death. The trial could last until the beginning of next week.

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Testimony will begin in the trial of a Craven County man who is accused of killing one man as well as wounding that man's 94-year-old grandmother.

The final juror in the trial for Anthony Wright was chosen Tuesday morning.

Anthony Wright is charged with the murder of Daniel Winston and shooting Mary Bennett, Winston's grandmother.

Officials believe the shooting happened on October 19th, 2009, but it wasn't until the next day that Bennett was able to get help.

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  • by SARS Location: Pitt County on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM
    Let's read the story closely. Anthony Wright killed Daniel Winston. He also shot Daniel Winston's grandmother, not his own grandmother. He is scum and deserves his sentence and more, but from reading this story, he did not shoot his own grandmother!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    To Darren: He INTENDED to kill his 94yr.old Grandmother. He shot her at close range in the head. As you admit, he DID kill the man. Now, what more do you need to give him the D.P.? Oh well; now he will be taken care of in prison; another worthless mouth to feed.
  • by Brandon Location: Greenville on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM
    GUILTY! Thank the Lord! Hopefully this man gets the death penalty for his crimes, and it will serve as a lesson to any young thug who thinks that killing is ok and cool.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    Wish there were an option to be a human (er subhuman) medical test subject for some sort of reward in the prisons. There may already be one. Just makes good sense to me.
  • by jfk Location: greenville on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    WELL DONE....
  • by B Location: FVILLE on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM
  • by Andy Nonomus on Mar 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    Where is the NAACP and the SCLC? Shouldn't they be all over this case making sure this young man doesn't get railroaded?????
  • by Kaddie Location: USA on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    A picture doesn't necessarily speaks for itself nor is it worth a $1000 words. Lets clear that comment up first. This young man apparently did this of his own. You can't blame the church for failing him, when he never showed up for services. You can not blame his parents either. With the resources some of these parents obtained themselves, is based on how they raise their children. Not all of them, but a majority of them. Some people just want to be bad. Yeah, he is black, dark, and looks like trouble to most of you, but you shouldn't base that on what has happened. Trust me, I live in an upper scale neighborhood, and trust me when I tell you this. I have seen all kinds of acts, big ones and small ones, whereas you will be so suprise to know that a picture is misleading when you actually don't know the facts. Do your homework. I had to learn that for myself. As hard as it may be for you to believe, it is a true fact. He will get what he deserve in the end. I do believe that.
  • by duck Location: wash on Mar 9, 2011 at 08:11 AM
    WORTHLESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Send him on & let a higher power deal with him. I believe he doesn't deserve the time to be delt with on this planet.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 8, 2011 at 05:42 PM
    There are times when a trial is not needed and this is one.
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