Florida Supreme Court Vacates Death Penalty Convictions

May 11, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed the murder convictions of Ralph Wright Jr. Wright had been convicted of the 2007 murder of a Pinellas County woman and her son.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that there was no direct evidence tying Wright to the murders. Wright was an Air Force officer stationed in Tampa. He met Paula O’Connor and later allegedly had his son. Wright denies the child was his. O’Connor and the boy were found strangled. The court says there’s no physical evidence Wright committed the crimes.

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