Ashley McArthur, a Canadian woman, has been sentenced to prison for murdering her husband’s ex-girlfriend. Find more details in this blog post.
After a nearly two-week trial, a jury found Ashley McArthur guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Wright.
Wright, a 23-year-old mother of two, was found dead in her home in October 2016. Investigators say she was shot three times in the head.
Prosecutors say, McArthur, killed Wright because she was jealous of the attention Wright was getting from their mutual friend, Daniel Maldonado.
During the trial, Maldonado testified that he and McArthur had been dating on and off for about a year before Wright’s death. He said that he and Wright were just friends, but that McArthur thought they were more than that.
Maldonado also testified that he and McArthur had gotten into an argument the night before Wright was killed. He said that during the argument, McArthur threatened to kill both him and Wright.
Prosecutors say that after killing Wright, McArthur went to Maldonado’s apartment and confessed to him what she had done. Maldonado then helped her dispose of the gun used in the murder.
McArthur’s attorneys argued that Maldonado was the real killer and that he framed McArthur for the crime out of jealousy. They pointed to inconsistencies in his story as evidence of this.
In the end, though, the jury believed the prosecutor’s version of events and found Ashley McArthur guilty of first-degree murder.
The police and the investigation
The police investigation into the murder of Taylor Wright was conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP is Canada’s national police force and is responsible for investigating crimes that occur in the country.
The police investigation into the murder of Taylor Wright began after her body was found in a wooded area near her home in Saskatchewan, Canada. The investigation was led by RCMP Sergeant Gregor Robertson.
During the course of the investigation, the police interviewed Ashley McArthur, who was eventually charged with murder. In addition to interviewing McArthur, the police also spoke to witnesses who saw her with Wright on the night of the murder.
The police gathered evidence from both witnesses and McArthur that led them to believe that she was guilty of murder. This evidence included CCTV footage of her buying gloves and a knife at a store near her home, as well as witness statements that placed her with Wright on the night of the murder.
Based on this evidence, Ashley McArthur was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
The trial and the verdict
Ashley McArthur was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her former roommate, Taylor Wright.
The jury reached its verdict after less than two hours of deliberation, finding McArthur guilty of both premeditated and felony murder.
Prosecutors had argued that McArthur killed Wright out of jealousy after she learned that Wright was dating her ex-boyfriend. They said that McArthur lured Wright to her apartment, where she stabbed her more than 30 times.
During the trial, defense attorneys argued that there was no evidence linking McArthur to the murder and that investigators had focused on her from the start.
The verdict means that McArthur will face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.