Son sent to prison for the murder of his father

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UPDATE: Shane Wright was sentenced to 1-15 years at the Utah State Prison. It will now be up to the Utah State Board of Pardons how much time Wright will actually spend behind bars.


HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4 News) — A Holladay man is expected to appear before a judge for special sentencing in the murder of his father in October of 2016. 

Shane Wright called police to report an attempted suicide involving his father Bryan Wright, police said. Arrest records reveal officers found Bryan with an extension cord tied around his neck. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died. 

Shane admitted to putting “his hands around his dad’s neck and squeezed,” police said. Shane described strangling his father with an extension cord and smothering him with a pillow. 

Shane is scheduled to appear before a judge Monday at 9 a.m. for a special sentencing for first degree murder. 

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