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Monday, January 11, 2010

Man arraigned for 2008 Toledo murder had killed before

1-5-2010 Ohio:

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – The suspect arraigned in a violent Toledo murder that took place two in 2008 has been convicted of murder before.

52-year-old Willie Washington faced a judge Tuesday morning for the 2008 murder of 24-year-old Gordon Wright.

Wright, a sex offender released from prison a year earlier, was found dead while firefighters were putting out a house fire on Marmion.

The Lucas County coroner says Wright died from blunt force trauma to the head, but someone had cut open Wright's stomach after he died.

Washington reportedly lived at the Marmion address
and also had Wright's ID after the crime.

The murder happened 30 years after Washington was convicted in the brutal murders of his Michigan girlfriend and her mother. However, he was released from prison after only serving eight years. ..Source.. Nick Dutton


Man sentenced in death of Gordon Wright

TOLEDO, OH -- A former Toledo man was sentenced to 14 years behind bars today.

Willie Washington entered a plea to involuntary manslaughter for the 2008 death of Gordon Wright. He was accused in the beating death of Wright whose body was found hidden in the attic of a burnt duplex 2 years ago. He also entered a similar plea for having a homemade knife in the jail last month. Washington will spend 14 years in prison: 10 years for manslaughter and 4 years for the weapon conviction. ..Source.. by ABC News

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