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Wright family says feds to announce indictment of man accused of selling drugs that led to death

BEAUMONT - The family of Alfred Wright is speaking out against what it says is the impending announcement by the U.S. Attorney's Office of an indictment Friday of a man accused of selling drugs to Wright that led to his death.

The U.S. Attorney's Office sent an email to the media Thursday stating it's holding a news conference Friday morning announcing the indictment and arrest of an individual involved in drug transactions that resulted in the death of another person. The news release doesn't name the man who'll be indicted nor the man who died. Wright's family maintains he was murdered.

KFDM News will cover the news conference at 10 a.m. Friday.

Wright was the subject of a large search in early November after he went missing in Sabine County. Family and friends searching for him found his body November 25.

An autopsy ordered by Sabine County found Wright's death was from an accidental drug overdose, a combination of drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamine.

A pathologist who performed a private autopsy on behalf of the Wright family said she saw "findings that were suspicious of homicidal violence," but couldn't determine a cause of death.

Wright's family maintains he was murdered.

(previous report) JASPER- by Haley Bull

Family members of Alfred Wright joined more than 100 supporters at a "Justice for Wright Peace Rally and Concert" in Jasper Saturday.

Wright was the subject of a large search in early November after he went missing in Sabine County. Family and friends searching for him found his body November 25.

The Texas Rangers have been investigating and asked the F.B.I. to assist. Earlier this month, Houston congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said the Justice Department will investigate Wright's death.

Relatives of Wright said they believe he may have been murdered. Family members said they wanted to bring awareness to Wright's disappearance and death at Saturday's rally.

"Lest we keep doing some if our hearts stop beating, then that means we no longer alive. This is the way Alfred's heart keeps beating," Wright's father, Douglas Wright, said.

Family, friends and supporters came together for a peace rally at Faith Temple Church of God and Christ in Jasper.

"We're willing to do whatever we have to do by any means necessary to keep this case alive," Wright's sister, Annilia Wright-Mosley, said./She helped organize the event.

"I really believe that someone killed my brother. I believe they captured him, I believe they held him captive, they tortured him and then they just left his body out there," Wright-Mosley said.

No one has come forward with evidence of that but Wright's family maintains there's more to his death than an accident.

Alfred Wright's family reported him missing November 7th after they said his truck broke down near Hemphill. The Sabine County Sheriff's Office searched along with other agencies. Investigators found pieces of Wright's clothes and personal belongings but stopped looking after a few days.

About three weeks later, family and friends continuing the search found his body not far from where he was last seen.

"One of the main injustices is them saying my brother died of an overdose," Wright-Mosley said.

An autopsy ordered by Sabine County found Wright's death was from an accidental drug overdose, a combination of drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamine.

A pathologist who performed a private autopsy on behalf of the Wright family said she saw "findings that were suspicious of homicidal violence," but couldn't determine a cause of death.

More than 100 people filled the church rows Saturday, listened to family members and panelists.

Wright's brother, Savion Wright, performed a song he said he wrote for Alfred.

Relatives of James Byrd Jr. also talked to the audience and told Wright's family they supported them.

"It goes beyond us finding out who did this to my brother. We don't want this to happen to any other family," Wright-Mosley said.

After the rally and concert in Jasper, the crowd moved the rally to the last spot Wright was scene, CL&M Package Store, and the courthouse in Hemphill.

"We're gonna keep his name alive, we're gonna keep his name alive. The world will know Alfred Wright," Douglas Wright said.


 

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