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"I have done everything to prove my innocence. I took a polygraph and passed. Before you is an innocent man."                     arrowarrownews
October 30th, 2008:
“There’s been a lot of confusion who done this. John Adams lied. He went to the police and told them a story. I left the house, and left him there. I never sold anything to anyone. My only act or involvement was not telling on him. John Adams was the one that killed Donna Vick. The evidence proves that. … I was in the bathroom when he attacked. I am deaf in one ear and I thought the TV was up too loud. I ran into the bedroom. By the time I came in, when I tried to help her with first aid, it was too late. The veins were cut on her throat. He stabbed her in her heart, and that's what killed her. I have done everything to prove my innocence. I took a polygraph and passed. John Adams never volunteered to take one. Before you is an innocent man. I love my family. I'll be waiting on y'all. I am finished talking.”   Gregory Wright, Oct. 30th, 2008
These are my words. I have never made a legal statement, nor did I testify at my trial. At the time of my trial, and since, I have been classified as indigent. That is, I do not have the means to appoint attorneys to defend me and so I rely on the court to appoint attorneys, paid by the State. They are not paid very well.

The attorneys that were appointed to me at trial did not investigate any leads that might have proven my innocence or would have placed doubt in the jury's mind. I had no idea of what they were supposed to be doing and I placed my trust and faith into their knowledge of the law. I knew that I was innocent and the two attorneys told me that they believed me and would do what they could to defend me at trial. The attorneys offered no witnesses in my defense. They did not call one technical expert in my defense. When I asked why, they stated that there was not enough "hard" evidence to convict me and that their trial strategy was going to be to expose all of the evidence the prosecuting attorney presented, for either being false, belonging to someone else, or being circumstantial (meaning that there were many explanations for that particular piece of evidence). When I stated that I wanted to take the witness stand and testify on my behalf and tell what happened, both attorneys convinced me that it would be in my best interest that I not testify and let the lack of hard evidence speak for itself. That was plain ignorance on my part.

Since the trial I and my new court-appointed attorneys have tried to raise many issues that would help my case and prove my innocence. It only takes one to reverse a case and send it back to trial. Unfortunately, these Judges are not allowing my issues to be granted and they are giving very poor reasons and even sighting facts that do not even exist. They have not even granted me a Certificate of Appealability so that I can have my case properly reviewed in the Federal court. If the 5th Circuit Appeal Court does not overturn this decision then I face an execution date at any time.

I would like to tell you more about these issues and how they would help present the prosecution case against me differently if the truth was allowed to come out. I can only pray that you and the Judges will give me that full oportunity in a new trial. I would like you to read the latest Appeal papers prepared by my attorney Bruce Anton, which summarizes many of these. Also I wrote a letter to a friend which he has kept and has agreed to make available here. It is a bit long so I will understand if you don't read it, but it points out some things that were bad at my trial, things that the prosecution, Judges and my attorneys should have handled fairly, and did not. I will finish here and just say - I am innocent of this crime and just want the chance to prove it in a fair court.


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