Wilmington Woman Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

According to the police report, a Wilmington woman has been convicted of murder in the killing of Charles Mays in January 2017. 

Deneisha Wright, 28, was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted robbery and weapons charges last week by a New Castle County jury. 

At the time of her arrest weeks after the shooting, police said she was responsible for the murder of the 66-year-old man who was found dead inside a Dodge Ram pickup truck in Wilmington. 

Court documents revealed how video surveillance of the first block of East 25th Street show Mays pull up in his truck and park on the south side of the street, where Wilmington police would later find shell casings.

According to court documents, in the video, two women then came towards the passenger side door of the truck.

“A few moments later, one of the subjects shoots into the truck, striking the victim multiple times,” according to court documents. Mays then drove away out of the camera view, only to crash in the 2200 block of Lamotte Street.

As stated by the court documents, the witness was able to identify Wright as the shooter in the video. 

Wright faces life in jail when she is sentenced in October.

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