Man resentenced in deadly 1986 Troy arson

September 06, 2018 04:17 PM

A murder retrial more than 30 years in the making has now ended with the same verdict and the same sentence.

For the second time, Richard Wright was sentenced to 25 years to life for starting a fire in Troy back in 1986 that killed two teenage girls.

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He had his conviction thrown out after suggesting recent advances in arson investigations would prove his innocence.

However, Judge Andrew Ceresia said the evidence still points to Wright.

Special Prosecutor Jasper Mills said the victims' remaining family members were relieved with the verdict and the sentence.

Speaking on Thursday, Wright still claimed he’s innocent. Wright's attorney said they plan to appeal.


WNYT Staff

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