Man Accused of Murdering Memphis Chamber Exec Says His Confession Was Coerced

Lawyers for McKinney Wright, who is accused of murdering Greater Memphis Chamber executive Phil Trenary, say that detectives in the case coerced his confession, the Commercial Appeal reports. Attorneys William Massey and Lorna McClusky say in a filing that despite his claims of innocence, Wright was told “he was going to be locked up in prison and would not see his mother for a long time," but if he accepted some responsibility in the killing “would not have to stay so long and could see his mother.” The filing does not describe the statements made to police.

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