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Black father found dead with throat cut, ear missing: Texas sheriff claims he overdosed

Thu., Feb. 6, 2014 8:32 AM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

Alfred Wright 3

Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old physical therapist, was on his way to see a patient when his pickup truck broke down in Sabine County, Tex. His wife Lauren alerted his parents who went to help him. When Lauren called him back, all she heard was heavy breathing. She grew frantic and knew he was in distress. She sent texts pleading with him to call her. When his parents arrived on the scene, there was no sign of Alfred. His pickup truck was still parked at the package store, CL&M Grocery, Inc., but Alfred was long gone. The store clerk said she saw Alfred, who was dressed in scrubs, but claims after he talked on his cell phone, he stuffed his cell phone in his socks and took off running, of “his own free will.”

Alfred knew help was on this way, so it’s questionable that he’d run off into the woods in a town where racial tension is highly prevalent.

Alfred grew up in Jasper along with his four siblings. His father is a pastor and middle school gym teacher. “Alfred was a man of great faith,” his wife tells CNN. A football player while in college, she goes on to say “he loved his family, was very ambitious and hard working … fun loving and brilliant.”

His family questions the sheriff’s office commitment to finding Alfred when they abruptly halted the search after only four days, saying they’ve exhausted their resources, Alfred would be listed as a missing person and there was no indication of foul play. They even said this case was likely drug related and Alfred ripped off his clothes after having hallucinations.

Alfred’s watch, clothing and his identification were found in the area near where deputies claimed to have searched.

His lifeless body was found 18 days after he went missing in November 2013, the week of Thanksgiving, near Hemphill in Sabine County, Tex. which is 45 minutes away from where “in the pre-dawn hours of June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr. was walking home in Jasper, when he was stopped by three white men who offered him a ride home. Byrd got in the bed of their pick-up truck, but the men did not take him home. Instead, they drove him to a desolate, wooded road east of town, beat him severely, chained him to the back of the truck by his ankles and dragged him for more than three miles. The murderers drove on for another mile before dumping his torso in front of an African American cemetery in Jasper,” according to the police report.

Tragically, Alfred was found by volunteers and his father. He was stripped to his boxer shorts, wearing only a single sock with his cell phone tucked inside, and both his sneakers. He was missing an ear, two front teeth and his throat was slit. There was not a lot of decomposition in comparison to most bodies found in the elements after 18 days. On November 26, 2013, forensic pathologist John W. Ralston MD, ruled his death “accidental” due to “combined drug intoxication,” in other words, a drug overdose – cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamines.

The family isn’t buying it because Alfred never used drugs. His family had their own autopsy and the pathologist concluded that he died of severe trauma to the neck and head and a gash across his throat.

The county’s autopsy report didn’t address the cut on his neck or throat area and also went on to report that any damage caused to the body was caused by animal activity, offering no explanation why the cut across his neck was a straight line and why the animals didn’t chew him to the bone after being out in the woods for over 18 days.

Every single day that passes, evidence is lost or destroyed. Please help this family find answers. Alfred took care of his wife and three sons financially and the family is seeking donations, any help is appreciated. Click here to help: Alfred Wright Foundation at GoFundMe.

Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, senior member of the House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees, recently announced “the Department of Justice will investigate and take appropriate action and will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into all the circumstances surrounding this tragedy and to take appropriate action necessary to vindicate the federal interest, protect the civil rights of all Americans, ensure that all persons receive equal justice under law.

“We are all better off when the facts are discovered, the truth is discerned and the family and the community are at peace.”

 

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  • M2C_B1GBRO

    ‘Of his own free will’ sounds like some rehearsed bullshit.

    • http://www.twitter.com/hypnoticvixxxen Kay Dion

      Thank you! Somebody told her to say that s***.

      • blaze68

        Any proof of that? Or are you just relying on your own bias to assume things?

        • DerekJ

          The statement assumes a question not asked. Yes, it appears to be offered out of place, sounding rehearsed and unnatural. That’s not hard to see.

          • blaze68

            If you see a conspiracy with his death then you question what everyone says as being somehow part of the cover up.
            I’m not saying he wasn’t murdered but to assume the clerk, the coroner, the D.A., all the police involved, are all part of some sinister conspiracy well I think you’re stretching it a bit far.
            There is an old saying that “we see what we seek”. So if you’re seeking out a conspiracy because you just want to believe that an upstanding guy like Alfred (and Yes I do agree he seems like an upstanding guy) wouldn’t take meth and cocaine and then cause his own death you will interpret what everyone says as being conspiratorial. Sometimes the truth is just plain ugly.
            If it turns out he was murdered I’ll be the first one demanding the death penalty but I think we should wait to see what the state and federal investigation reveals.

          • Aaron Rowan

            have a Masters Texas A&M, your turn now.

          • blaze68

            Master’s from University Nebraska Lincoln.
            So? What’s your point? That makes you smart or something?

          • blaze68

            Typical of someone insecure that they pull out there “i graduated such and such”
            I find people who do that are typically not as smart as they want everyone to believe.

          • wecandobetter

            You’re right blaze, why would I assume the coroner the police chose to use was in on it? I mean he failed to check for head trauma which is natural in a suspicious death. He said animals were responsible for the clean cuts in the ear and neck. We all know animals use forks and knives and they didn’t chew the body they merely cut it and moved on. That makes sense. Oh and the police are clearly on the up and up. They stopped searching after four days claiming ‘their search dogs lost the trail’ so close to the body, didn’t question the local drug community to validate whether alfred had bought drugs, didn’t search the car for any drugs or anything, claiming it was contaminated, and wanted to close the case since all questions were clearly answered. Now anyone who agrees with that, who also is in the power position, is clearly being truthful too. So why question the DA? I mean as far as I’m concerned this is a case closed! I’m with you blaze!

          • wecandobetter

            Oooh and blaze since you’re talking about education, lets not forget your explanation of the ear cut off
            “Ear cut off? It’s more likely he did this himself while trying to climb a barbed wire fence in a meth-induced fog.”

            That makes soooo much sense. That happens all the time. One ear cut off, no injury else where. He got his ear in the perfect position with no head cuts or injuring his fingers on that fence-don’t worry blaze, we can just say he retained the skills needed to climb a barbed wire fence without injuring his whole body yet lost the ability to protect his ear. Don’t question it too hard, just leave it at that. That’s a solid education I have right there. Lucid explanations for obvious occurrences. I love it, you should be a detective! This man killed himself by slicing his own neck and pulling out his teeth right after using drugs, even though there are no signs of it! Am I sure? Well, it’s ‘likely’ Case closed!!!

          • blaze68

            He also had shallow puncture wounds on his legs which sound a lot like wounds made from barbed wire.

            Who said his neck was sliced? The ME noted a ‘cut’ on his neck. That’s far different from slicing someone’s throat
            And yes a cut on his throat could have very well happened on the barbed wire fence.

            Not sure what you’re talking about. I never said he intentionally cut his own throat and knocked out his own teeth.
            But it’s not that far fetched if someone is high on meth that they fell, hit a rock and knocked out a few teeth.

          • wecandobetter

            Oooh watch CNN, they said the cuts were clean cuts. And yes, he climbed the barbed wire fence and was bleeding yet no blood was found around any of the fences. It’s ok that there’s no proof. Accept it! So he cut his throat and ear and punctured his leg yet made it over the fence and continued moving and had the ability to continue traveling to his found death point. That makes even more sense! After all a clean non-infected cut from a barb wire fence on the neck with no blood found on the fence occurs allllllll the time. And knocking out two teeth on a rock with no other likely injuries from the said fall makes complete sense. Geez why are people in such an uproar with my ideas and notions.

            Meth explains it all. I don’t care there’s no drug history. Meth explains it all. Case closed!

          • blaze68

            A tang from a barbed wire can cut clean. I grew up in houston and madisonville/huntsville. There is barbed wire fences all over ranch counties down there.

            Do you know what the weather was the 22nd-25th of November (they found him on the 25th)?
            Wanna guess?
            3.5 INCHES of rain. More than enough rain to wash away any blood. Yes I checked the weather archives for that day. You can too.
            Sure he could have continued traveling. Neither medical examiner cited the cut on his throat as the cause of death. Even if it bled a little, that would not have stopped someone on meth and cocaine.

            I worked in dentistry as medic in the Air Force, people knock out their front teeth from falls all the time. IT’s not a stretch to theorize that he fell in a meth-induced fog and knocked out his teeth.

            If you’re going to debate me:
            1) Do your homework, I should not have to tell you it rained heavily. If you’re soooo “up on this case” one would think you’d have checked that already.
            2) Be prepared to be wrong.

          • wecandobetter

            A tang from a barbed wire can cut clean? Ah I see, that explains it. It CAN cut clean and clearly in this case, it did, TWICE! That of course makes sense. Not only did it cut clean, it failed to make any more common jagged cuts. Its just a coincidence, I hear you blaze!

            And yes, this meth head had these cuts yet continued climbing over the fence with no injuries to hands from the barbed wire fence. After all, if I attempt to climb a barb wire fence I’d avoid all injuries, wait, how did he do that? Well, don’t question it!

            Oh and blood washed away?? Here’s a lil tip, blood dries in less than twenty minutes and guess what? Dried blood NEVER completely washes away even if not visible by the human eye. Are you gonna say it was raining coca cola and that removed it next? It would be easy to test the piece of fence that the cloth was found on but did the sheriffs dept hope to validate your and their claims by testing it? What do you think blaze?

            Hey and did you just say you worked blah blah blah? Let me restate your own prior words “Typical of someone insecure that they pull out there “i graduated such and such”
            I find people who do that are typically not as smart as they want everyone to believe.”

            Oh crap, I didn’t mean to use your own words against you. Don’t worry, we can still explain it all by saying animals and a barbed fenced made clean cuts to this meth head while he still had the dexterity to get over it without injuring his hands and no blood was searched for on the fence by those claiming he got those cuts there. It all makes sense. Ps, i worked in this and that profession so know that I’m wicked smart!!!

          • blaze68

            Well you do have a point about the lack of cuts on his hands. One would think those would have been cut up also.

            You assume the blood had time to dry. Maybe he did it WHILE it was raining? IN which case the blood would have washed away.
            Also though it didn’t rain much the 7th-22nd of November the dew point was such that every morning everything was coated in a layer of moisture.

            You’d have to know WHERE he climbed the fence in order to know where to test it. Just because they found a piece of his clothing at a certain point does not mean that’s also the place where he tried to climb the fence.

          • wecandobetter

            come on, that’s fairly reaching. If it was raining while he was climbing then this meth head is more agile than I could ever be!! He not only climbed a barbed fence with no injuries to hands but also did it in the rain? And remember with how quick blood dries, it would have to be raining fairly hard to completely wash away the amount of blood that would be all over the place from a barbed wire gash to the neck. He climbed in that level of rain..? Lets not forget the skin findings that would also be there.

            And yes, just because the cloth was found somewhere doesn’t mean he was –definitely– there. It just means it’s reallllllllllly highly likely he was there. So why not even try looking there? I mean if there’s a death and I have a theory, and I’m being completely honest, wouldn’t you even TRY to search that spot? And if you don’t find it, then yes, you can say maybe he was elsewhere. But the sheriffs dept didn’t even try. They just assumed and used that as the explanation in a case with so many suspicious details. Yes, that’s suspicious as heck and it’s a huge fall short to ‘due diligence’.

          • blaze68

            Ya see once again you’re assuming things not found. No one said he had a ‘gash’ to his neck. They said they found a ‘cut’. Had it been a gaping wound or even one that was deep you’d think they’d have said that. Even the second ME didn’t say anything about he cut on the neck being the cause of death. Since neither of us have seen pictures of his wounds it’s speculating to assume they were the cause of death or even bled a lot. You would also think that if the second medical examiner only found trace amounts of drugs she’d have said “we found drugs in his system but not even to have been the cause of death”. You have to think about what the second ME did NOT say. Remember she’s being hired by the family and they want to believe he was murdered. If there were significant findings pointing to definite murder you would think the second ME would state that. She didn’t.
            You assume the sheriffs did not search around the area where the cloth and/or wallet and watch were found. I wasn’t there to know exactly where the sheriff searched. His body was found 200 yards away from where the sheriff first found wallet/watch. Not exactly 25 yards as some people on here are saying.
            Who knows, maybe you’re right. But if I was trying to cover up a murder I would not have ‘found’ a wallet/watch etc. I’d say ‘we searched everywhere and found no trace of Mr Wright”.

          • wecandobetter

            Just to be clear blaze, between the different media reports, it’s been said cut and gash and come on, that’s a petty point. A cut or gash on the neck that looks like a knife’s work would lead to blood. Do you want to say it’s 5ml vs 6ml? This is nonsensical man. It’s a futile point, the only thing clear is that it wasn’t from some meth’d out fence climbing haze nor was it from an animal attack. That’s the point dude. Don’t lose sight of what’s important.

            And yes, the sheriff did cover it up in my opinion. I’m glad you’re finally at least talking about this issue. I hope we find out more about his complete lack of investigation that was exhibited and why in the coming weeks.

          • blaze68

            Let’s assume for the sake of argument that the sheriff knows who did it and wants to try and cover it up.
            1) Why would he be trying to cover it up? Even the Jasper murder of 1998 was not covered up and that was clearly a hate crime. IN fact the murderers were apprehended the next day. No cover up in that case. So yes while it was certainly a hate crime of the highest order, the townspeople did not just sit back and lie for them. They were found almost immediately and convicted of murder. If the Jasper townspeople were soooo racist as everyone wants to believe then how were they able to catch the murderers?
            2) Maybe he knows the murderer? But that would have to be a very close friend or relative in order for someone to risk prison time for conspiracy and accessory to murder after the fact. Think about that for a second. And even still most people would not risk 30 years or more in prison even for a friend. It makes for great movie plots but in reality it’s very rare…at least a conspiracy of that nature is. The sheriff is a known person, he’s not some unknown person that no one would ever look at with suspicion. He also knows that his investigation can be scrutinized. For someone to risk their career and prison time for this seems something out of 1973, not 2013. But hey maybe you’re right. If so that is a very dumb sheriff.
            3) In order to have a conspiracy like this. This sheriff has to know who did it, how they were killed, and where they’d be found. It would be silly for him not to ‘find the body’ those first four days and then to have the family find the body right behind the store on the 5th day. No sheriff would risk that. It took the family and many many volunteers 8 days to find that body. To assume the sheriff wasn’t looking those 4 days is kind of silly.
            4) I think a key to all this is how long the body had been dead. Coroners can typically call a window of time of death if the body has been dead 1-2 days, it gets more difficult to nail down a time of death the longer he’s been dead.

            So in your response let’s focus and assume the sheriff is complicit in Wright’s death. Let’s theorize about why he would do that.

          • wecandobetter

            Again blaze, i’m glad you’re finally thinking about the actual facts. Now let me get your questions straight, “why would the sheriff try to cover up a murder?” Honestly I don’t care to argue with you about why he did it, because that’s not the goal here. I want the truth and clearly its not been revealed here. We can go back and forth on how this cover up transpired but we have little info in it and most of it is conjecture. The only facts are that the sheriff did a LOUSY job and the pathologist, the store clerk and him are all SUSPICIOUS. Maybe they all just are completely honest but I doubt it. Until more facts come out, we wont know why or how this boy died, we only know that the bs we’ve been told thus far is not answering the lingering questions. In other words, I wont debate with you the sheriffs motives but I’m glad you’re at least thinking about it from that vantage point.

          • blaze68

            “I don’t care to argue with you about why he did it”
            Because you have no answer.

            You’re right MOST of all this on this site is nothing but conjecture hence me trying to show an alternate theory about how he died.

          • wecandobetter

            Seriously? I was trying to let you off the hook blaze. I don’t care to argue about the sheriff’s level of racism or hate. Come on dude, that’s an obvious ‘how racist and hateful and apathetic is he’ argument that I don’t care to have with you…You kind of have a history of maybe being a racist. haha. And I respect you, honestly, I appreciate your attempts at showing another theory but you fight them even when they’re illogical and that’s where the racism persona you give off comes from. So yes I don’t care to argue with YOU, a user with a history of possibly being racist, about why a cop, who also has a high possibility of being racist from his actions, would help cover up the murder of a black man. Did i say it clearly enough that time blaze?

          • wecandobetter

            and ps, there’s logical conjecture and illogical conjecture.

            It was a murder cover up-logical

            Alfred was a druggie who perfectly sliced off his ear and neck on a barbed wire fence-illogical

            There’ll be a test at the end of class, please take notes. At this point I’m kinda just having fun with you. I’m just happy you’ve stopped with your prior arguments and are talking more non-racist like. haha

          • blaze68

            Also, the sheriff admitting looking in the same area where the body was found. If he’s part of the cover up why would he say he’d already searched that area AFTER they found the body unless he really did search that area and found nothing? Someone trying to cover up a murder is not going to volunteer that information. He’d more likely say “we didn’t search this area” in order to protect himself from scrutiny.

          • wecandobetter

            Blaze, i’m glad you’re finally thinking critically about why the sheriff covered up this case. I hope we can find this out. As to your ‘Why he would he do it’ and ‘if he wanted to a great cover up, he would have done this or that’ I only have this to say, the facts are the facts. There are too many questions. Even your statements don’t say ‘he didn’t cover it up’ You simply say ‘if he wanted to cover it up, he should have done a better job’ I hope he fks up in many areas and his ass gets busted. And yes, I’m almost damn sure he covered it up and he will be busted with all the extra facts that come out.

          • blaze68

            I’ve been thinking critically about many angles to this case since I first saw it come to light.
            I don’t rule out anything, all I’ve ever said is that it’s very possible he died of a drug overdose and the injuries he sustained on his own.
            Of course it’s possible the sheriff was trying to cover things up. Heck anything is possible but that’s not what you hear from 95% of people on this site. All you here is “must be a hate crime” and “must have been a white guy that did it” and the sheriff AND coroner AND all the police officers involved are all part of some massive conspiracy cover up. I don’t mind lively debate but the # of people on here who scream “racist” anytime someone has a differing view is sickening.

          • wecandobetter

            Fair enough, as long as you’re open blaze. I see strong viable evidence of a murder conspiracy by the apathetic sheriff and assuming pathologist and shady store clerk and little evidence for the drug induced, self-injury death scenario. That’s me and it seems like a lot of ppl. If not you, that’s completely fine! NO one should brand you a racist for that, and no, I will never say the culprits ‘must’ be white, asian, or pinkberry. That’s absurd, I don’t know them, but I do believe they have hate in their hearts. And again, that’s my logic conclusion based on the what I’ve heard and read.

          • blaze68

            Fair enough and well said.

          • blaze68

            I was not bragging about education I was simply stating that I worked in dentistry a long and saw many cases where someone fell and knocked out their front teeth.
            To equate that with “I graduated from xyz school” is BS.

          • blaze68

            To be clear, I’m not saying he definitely was not murdered. None of us were there. Maybe he was. Maybe he wasn’t.
            But there ARE logical explanations for his wounds, his state of undress, the watch and wallet found separate from him, no blood on him, the back of his body being clean, the drugs found in his system, etc.
            It’s also possible he was lured away, shot up with drugs, his teeth knocked out, a cut made on his neck and his ear cut off. But without any evidence of that, you can’t just go arrest people at will because you think he was murdered.
            If he was murdered and it can be proven I have no doubt whoever did it will be brought to justice.
            But you have to at least consider the possibility that he was not murdered.

          • wecandobetter

            Dude I’ll consider logical explanations. Your explanation of Meth induced crap for someone with NO drug history not only makes no sense but also means you could say that for ANY damn crime in the f’ing world. All criminals will start shooting up their victims with drugs and hope people like you are doing the investigating. And that he had all these injuries yet still made it over the fence without harming his hand and the cuts remained uninfected and all these other injuries from animals and rocks without the OBVIOUS extra injuries that should go along with them is not just illogical but makes it appear like YOU have some bias within you and you feel a need to reach for illogical arguments and ignore the suspicion around the sheriff, the coroner, the autopsy and this whole investigation. If you can at least concede that more investigation is in fact needed here from OUTSIDE the sheriffs dept and initial autopsy, I’d recant my thoughts that you have some racist undertone.

          • blaze68

            NO you can’t say that “for any damn crime”. ONLY the crimes where the victim is found to have meth and cocaine in his system which Alfred did.

            I honestly have no bias. I just like to play the devil’s advocate. If all of you were saying there was no way he was murdered I’d be here pointing out ways in which it was possible he WAS murdered.

          • wecandobetter

            Yes you can say that for any crime and yes all criminals will pump their victims with meth and coke.

            Plus blaze, come on, you have to realize this meth crap makes no sense here. When did he use it? Where did he get it? You realize he was on the way to a client? So he was going to go to his next appt in a meth induced haze? They interviewed his other clients, no one said he had ever come high or out of his mind.

            So what was his plan this time? To-for the first time ever-go to a client with methhead or if you think he did it after his truck broke down, to meet his parents as a methhead? Is it remotely plausible? Yes. Is it even, slightly, likely? Hell no. Yet its the cornerstone of your argument. I check this board weekly and seeing this can make me lead to thinking you have an inherent bias.

          • blaze68

            I don’t know why he chose to use it (assuming he did) this time.
            There are other parts to this story. Three separate charges at local hotels while his wife and kids were out of town. The wife saying he sounded incoherent and breathing heavy and non-responsive the last time she spoke to him on the phone. Well we know he was responsive enough to answer the phone. But, assuming at this point he’s been abducted and drugs forced into his system why would the abductors allow him to answer his cell phone? Heck why leave him with his cell phone at all? The fact that his cell phone was still in his sock where the clerk stated he placed it at the gas station doesn’t lend itself that someone abducted him. But who knows. Hopefully the state police and the DOJ will figure this out. They are much smarter than I am and have immense resources at their disposal. If this was a murder and subsequent attempts to cover it up I’m confident the authorities will ferret it out and bring whomever was involved to justice.

          • wecandobetter

            Well said, I completely agree. I also don’t understand the second cell phone call. Why would he be allowed to take it if abducted, or was it while he was fleeing from something? And if running, why even answer it? Was he in the middle of a fight? Were there other voices? Is there information privy to the case we’re not being told? Or was it a mistaken pick up? Why would someone even put their cell phone in their sock anyways?? And how coincidental it’s the one sock he had left on when his body was found. When exactly were drugs in his system? How did they get in his system, snort, mouth, injection? How long did they take to kick in? There are too many questions that I am no where near smart enough to come up with a cohesive explanation but I hope the DOJ can.

          • blaze68

            Good points. If it were pills in his system I can see where it’s possible to force someone to take them. But meth and cocaine? How does one force someone to snort/smoke cocaine or meth? If they shot him up with it to then torture him I can’t figure out why they would want to give him pain-killing drugs and then torture him. Also If someone were trying to kill him and make it look like a drug overdose, why not just give him a lethal shot of liquid amphetamines and be done with it? Why injure him and make it look like it was possible he was murdered? I think if he was murdered it had to do with the embezzlement case but then again why be messy and screw around with injecting him with drugs and knocking out two teeth, cutting his ear off etc? Why not just put a .22 in the back of his head and be done with it? So it doesn’t look like an organized crime hit. To me anyway. If it were a hate crime you’d think there be real evidence of torture or that he died a grisly death. Shallow puncture marks on his legs just remind me of barbed wire punctures that I myself have sustained while living on small ranch in Madisonville, Texas. I mean if you’re trying to cut someone’s throat then why leave just a cut? why not do it all the way? To me none of his injuries seem life threatening, if fact the second ME did not even specify that any of injuries were fatal. I don’t know, this case is either an accidental overdose or it is the sloppiest murder i’ve seen in a long time.

          • wecandobetter

            It could be they meant to torture him. I mean the fact that none of the injuries are life threatening could add to an argument for torture techniques. The drugs could then be given postmortem or immediately before his death. Yes, it’s inhuman but it’s very possible that those injuries were from torture techniques and once he had no strength left to resist, forcing him to do anything could be easy. I can’t answer why someone would want to torture another person but clearly from that location’s history and human history we see it happen many times, puncture wounds, burn marks, scars, sexual injuries all for torture. But it’s also possible it had to do with his embezzlement case, I honestly don’t know but with the facts thus far, i’m leaning much more heavily to a strong hate/torture component and possible racial motivation.

          • blaze68

            If he’d had cigarette burns or cuts to his achilles tendon (a common tactic to cause someone immense pain) or just broke his ribs and beat him to death I’d think more hate crime or revenge at the very least. But his injuries just don’t feel to me like someone did them to torture him. Shallow puncture marks don’t hurt enough to bring about severe pain. I guess cutting off someone’s ear sounds more like a mob hit but why not finish the job? Why do those things and then not give him a fatal injury? The second ME said nothing about a single fatal injury, she just said the injuries are highly suspicious of homicide. The first ME, though many don’t agree with his conclusions, didn’t mince words–he was succinct and specific about what caused his death so why didn’t the second ME also be specific? She certainly had the advantage of reviewing the first ME’s report. I spent 2 tours in the middle east, one in iraq and one on the russian border and I’ve seen what the taliban does to people to torture them. And none of this injuries seem like what I saw. So I”m going to out on a limb and say it was not an organized crime murder. So that leaves someone that knew him and was very angry or some racists that just didn’t like him cause he was black and successful (very possible) or his wife had some part in it. Either way if it was torture it’s the most ineffective torture injuries I’ve ever seen. If it was a mob hit, it was the sloppiest job I’ve ever heard of. To me that leaves only his wife’s involvement somehow or random racists that decided to kill him. I’ll be glad to see the final report by the DOJ/Texas rangers. As someone who is fascinated with crime scene investigations it’ll be interesting to find out what really happened.

          • wecandobetter

            Remember she said she needed information from the cops that they were not providing. Also the first ME being succinct isn’t a good thing with the body like that. If anything, it seems like he failed to comment on a lot of information. And drew conclusions that seem laughable, to put it mildly. Maybe he was in a rush but that report was beyond incomplete. The second ME is taking her time to collect information and not jump to conclusions, I agree with that strategy, especially in a case like this. In regards to his mutilated body, I don’t know how he got all his wounds but they seem torture mediated. I can’t say what kind of techniques they used or what he went through before he died, but i believe that with the head trauma, the missing parts, the punctures, and everything else that’s on his body, he went through hell but just like you, I’d incredibly interested, as long as I can be respectful to the famly’s privacy and mourning, in learning what the hell really happened.

          • blaze68

            Well I do agree that the second ME is smart to take things slow but she didn’t seem to mind putting it out there that she was ‘highly suspicious of murder” without having done a complete autopsy, seen the photos (which is what she says she hasn’t gotten yet). Anyone that’s paid, whether it’s a lawyer or doctor or ME or just an expert at whatever is naturally going to be sensitive to the people that hired her. Not saying she is biased but she certainly would not be favored by the family if she come out and and agreed with the first M.E. The other thing that makes me believe this was not a planned murder is that no one besides his wife and parents even knew he was there. It’s always possible he ran into someone that knew him and wanted to do him harm but he was 45 minutes from home. Personally I don’t run into many people I know that far from home. To me, the key to all this is: Did he ingest the drugs himself? Or did someone else? If it is proven he took those drugs himself (not sure how they could prove that) then I’d say 99% chance the first coroner was right–accidental overdose. If it can be proven that the drugs were forced into him then of course that leads to 100% chance he was murdered no doubt.

          • wecandobetter

            Woah neither you or I are pathologist but she did say she saw severe head trauma and other things that made her highly suspicious of murder. It’s odd you’d attack her on something that isn’t necessarily an attack-able point yet you don’t mind the first ME completely leaving out the trauma to the ear, tongue, neck, or head. Is the second sensitive to the family? Maybe. Did the first do a bad job? Yes. I’d go with the yes before I pounce on the maybe. As for the things you believe don’t make it a ‘planned’ murder, sure! For some reason, I don’t care to much how much planning went into it, it’s a small town where people seem to know each other and everyone knew about his relationship with the sheriffs daughter so sure. We could go back and forth on that? Was his truck sabotaged? Was he being followed? How come it started up when the wife got to the scene? I don’t know. But I want the truth and the current crap about drug out guy causing all these injuries to himself with no history and all the other many, many, many, many questionable details is simply bs, laziness, or a cover up.

          • blaze68

            Well I don’t think he was denying head trauma but rather chalking it up to animals/insects. I’m not a pathologist of course but I have worked with them in the military as a medic.
            Teeth broken out is not severe trauma.
            Tongue eaten? Not severe trauma. Now was it eaten by animals/insects or cut out? If it was obviously cut out then I’d say that is severe trauma.
            I worked with a trauma surgeon in iraq who was adamant that he did not want to do phone consults for non-severe injuries. (doctors in other outlying bases were always trying to call him for consults on things he didn’t deem as severe trauma) To him, if an ordinary doctor could treat the injury in a clinical setting then it was not considered severe trauma. Based on that in my mind, the only severe trauma would be the tongue and possibly the ear. But I haven’t seen photos to be able to think whether it was caused by animals/insects or by intentional mutilation. What most people regard as ‘severe’ only looks severe to the layman.
            But all that being said, you could be spot on in your assessment. All of this on both of our parts is mainly interesting conjecture/supposition.

          • blaze68

            I once saw a patient that had fallen down a cliff at the grand canyon. He simply leaned to far out to take a picture, lost his balance and fell. Half way down he struck an outcropping of rock with the underside of his chin. The impact shattered 12 of his molars and bicuspids and sheered off the front 1/3 of his tongue. My point is that a fall, even from standing height, can cause the loss of teeth and a person’s tongue to be cut off by the teeth clamping down on impact.
            That doesn’t explain the ear of course. But the oral injuries can happen from a fall and no they wouldn’t be considered severe trauma. Severe trauma tends to be injuries that may have resulted in death…in general anyway.
            So a thoracic intrusion or abdominal intrusion affecting internal organs would be considered severe.
            Ditto for head trauma that causes a loss of bone integrity into the cranial cavity. That is considered severe trauma but a broken jaw for example or crushed nose is not considered severe.

          • wecandobetter

            I mean we can go back forth on the ‘I know someone who had severe head trauma this and that’ Fact is that it appears—from all the reports—that not even mentioning this on a autopsy with unknown causes, whether you deem it severe or not, is odd. And when you note the extent of what isn’t mentioned its hella suspicious. Look I hate doing the personal story thing, but I’ve worked in a hospital for some time, not even mentioning it in your report is actual a serious issue. Regardless of any of that, even if you didn’t work in a hospital, it should be obvious it’s odd. And trying to come up with all these explanations for how he go this injury or that injury feels like we’re trying to avoid something. We can hope he fell on a rock and tree branch, and fence, and cliff, and met up with a vulture who merely wanted to cut his neck and not chew but reality is, it’s much more likely this was done to him by another individual. We don’t know the cause but based on the nature, story, investigation, and location, there are many more probably reasons.

          • blaze68

            Well then you know that postmortem reports always involve, among many other things, a diagram of the body both front and back. The coroner draws and annotates injuries accordingly. I don’t remember where it said he never documented the injuries only that he saw no signs of severe trauma. I don’t know exactly how coroners determine what is severe vs non-severe but I highly doubt he failed to draw in the injuries on the diagram in the postmortem report. If he failed to even document them in that basic way then I’d say he absolutely is either totally incompetent or is trying to cover something up.

          • wecandobetter

            I’m glad you give him the benefit of the doubt though I do wonder why you don’t seem to give the same to Alfred Wright. None-the-less, you can’t write conclusions without significant findings. And CNN and two other news authorities have already stated the report contained NO mention of the missing ear, tongue, teeth, or slice on the neck. Yeah, that’s pretty serious dude. I agree with you about one thing, it’s either he’s totally incompetent or is trying to cover something up. I give his intelligence the benefit of the doubt but not his ethics.

          • blaze68

            I’d like to see the actual postmortem report. For an M.E. not to mention that at least in the diagram is clearly a case for medical malpractice even if he had no role in any alleged cover up.

            But DO consider this. I spent 24 years as medic and the last 5 in dentistry (better hours during peacetime and fewer deployments). In medical terms, oral injuries are not considered ‘head trauma’.
            So I guess it depends on whether he did annotate the oral injuries but did not list them categorically as head trauma.
            The neck is not considered head trauma either. So if he listed them correctly in their right category then he is still technically correct as a layman reading the report would look under head trauma in the narrative (typed out) section and see ‘no head trauma noted” but on the diagram it should definitely show the injuries to the mouth, ear, etc.
            Put another way, if someone has injuries to their facial area you’d call in a facial surgeon. If to the nose/ear, you’d call in an an ORL or ENT specialist. You’d only call it in as ‘head trauma’ if it involved the bony structures of the cranium of which the facial bones (except for the frontal cranial bone above the eyebrows) and tissue are not comprised. Yes I’m splitting hairs here but the devil is in the details. Saying he didn’t document it as ‘head trauma’ doesn’t mean he didn’t document it at all. If the latter is the case, it is a very strong case for malpractice.

          • wecandobetter

            Remember the second ME said signs of head trauma in the back of the head. The first made no mention of this. Now before we split hairs or try to reach for a incredibly narrow possibility, one thing’s for sure is that the first ME not even mentioning any of these injuries in his report is incredibly edibly superfragicalilically suspicious. Also again, you’re goin above and beyond to give the ME benefit of the doubt when you don’t do that for Alfred Wright and instead you make leaps to conclusions about him with no information or even contradicting info. None-the-less, if the first ME has a clear explanation in which he’s technically right, why hasn’t it been clearly stated? I mean CNN has been running him into the ground for months now. Even if you think the news is biased, CNN also has its own specialist look at cases as they did with Kendrick Johnson whose body was filled with newspapers . They themselves said there’s no rule against it and technically right but not usually done. Here they’re saying there’s ‘NO’ mention of it at all. We can hope the world is a good place and maybe he did it some technical manner and we can reach for narrow explanations with no proof that make it ok but unfortunately the facts thus far, completely contradict that.

          • blaze68

            I’d like to see the report. A laceration to the back of the scalp, absent any bone or brain injury, is not considered a head injury
            See my other post if it went through.

            Now he should definitely have noted this on the diagram portion of the report. Failing that, it is certainly suspicious.
            There’s not really much to say without seeing the actual report

          • wecandobetter

            This is true but since the other ME said the head trauma -not laceration- to the back of the head, it’s hard to even conjure a reason the first ME either didn’t check or list this. His benefit of the doubt is incredibly edibly suspicious and when grouped with all the other details, its leads people to begin to wonder wtf and conspiracy.

          • blaze68

            Well score one for the argument that he was murdered as I cannot imagine why a coroner would not include such obvious injuries. This is of course assuming the coroner is not just simply incompetent. M.Es are trained to look and document such small things as needle marks on arms, mosquito bites etc. It’s certainly alarming, assuming this is true, that he didn’t document those things.

          • wecandobetter

            Thank you for acknowledging that, for now I need to leave this conversation and get to some other things, til next time Alex-

          • blaze68

            Same Bat Time..Same Bat Channel.

          • blaze68

            I don’t watch much news on tv of any kind. Do you remember what date CNN showed that? Or have a link?

          • wecandobetter

            Youtube CNN and Alfred Wright, they have a couple vids I watched their page, I think five total.

          • Michiganman6

            CNN has run the story several times today and never mentioned that Mr. Wright was indicted for embezzelment. They said they are going to run an hour program on it…..this weekend I think.

          • blaze68

            CNN is showing their bias in a horrible way. It’s all over most other websites that have articles on this that he is under indictment for embezzlement.

          • michitis

            If it is true, then it is true. Why does stating the truth mean they are suggesting conspiracy. It more reveals that you see conspiracy from those words.

          • blaze68

            https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1003512/alfred-wright-beaumont-medical-examiner-report.pdf

            Report now official. I am now more convinced than ever that this was not murder. The coroner DID annotate injuries to his face and ear and neck, the face was skeletonized and there were insect larvae found around his brain meaning he’d been dead for awhile. The time of death is indicated as the time a medical authority first examined the body on the day he was found at 7 pm. That is normal when a time of death cannot be otherwise determined. I’d like to see the second autopsy report done, but to assume this man did not do a thorough job and account for his injuries just doesn’t fly anymore. I don’t believe someone force fed him xanax, alcohol, meth, amphetamines and cocaine. Is it possible? Yeah I guess it iS possible but I’m not buying it at this point. You and I will continue to have lively debate I’m sure but this report shifts me from 90% sure he was not murdered to about 99% sure.

          • Calvin375

            As the second coroner mentioned before; There’s nothing in the first report that mentions or questions the straight cut(sliced) across the victim’s neck and the explanation for the ear is highly suspect because it’s also not mentioned in his report as of how it was cut off. You’re only showing us what’s in dispute which is now, invalid by the DOJ. Again, you have no evidence. This document is now in dispute. It is no longer valid. That’s why it can be shown and I highly doubt they will show the second report at this time. Everything is under investigation. So nothing is 99.9%. You have nothing but a document which is highly questionable!!! So the probability of anything being done to the victim is still more likely than not. Even forcing illegal substances in his system. There’s a reason you’re not going to see the second ME’s report at this time.

          • blaze68

            “The neck is symmetrical with extensive animal activity noted”
            If he were trying to hide damage to the neck why mention damage to it at all? The second coroner noted it as a “cut’, the first coroner noted it as extensive animal damage.
            The 2nd coroner did not mention it as the cause of death.
            I don’t think there is anything to this difference in how each interprets the neck.
            He later says again in the autopsy “the anterior muscles of the neck show extensive postmortem animal activity.

            If he was trying to avoid any attention to the neck, why even mention it? I don’t think this was an intentional misstep. You also assume the 2nd coroner is correct that the neck was cut and dismiss the first coroner’s report about extensive animal activity.
            The first coroner is located in Beaumont, Texas–2 hours from Sabine–and had not been in Texas long. He’s a board certified forensic pathologist and has been called to provide expert testimony in many state cases in several states. To think that he would risk his reputation, his livelihood, that he would risk imprisonment and hurt his wife’s political chances, all to help cover for some small town sheriff he likely does not know seems a bit absurd.
            Medicine is not called “medical FACT”, it’s called ‘medical practice’ which accepts that 2 different doctors can come to 2 different conclusions about the origin of a wound. I don’t think there is anything to this difference of opinion. But who knows.
            To say that because the two doctor’s differed in their opinion now means that the whole case is a conspiracy is a stretch at best.

          • Calvin375

            The last time I’ve checked, a animals bite does not look like a “straight” cut as it’s stated in the above story. I would call that a vastly great difference as it pertains to the law or what you may or may not perceive as what is and isn’t valid in terms of why the two(2)reports differ. Because whether you like it or not or know it or not, it’s invalid as it pertains to the law. What are you disputing? They can not use his report. I don’t care how many times he’s been a expert witness in pathology. If the two(2) reports do not match (and keep in mind you do not know what’s in the second report) then they are both invalid and will not go in as the final medical report. Apparently, the two medical reports are inconsistent enough for the DOJ to take over and do a more thorough and extensive investigation.

          • blaze68

            No it does not mean both reports are invalid. Science, and medicine specifically, accepts that two competent medical authorities (CMA’s in legal terms) can come to two different conclusions based on the same evidence. My guess is that a complete new autopsy will be performed but to suggest that the first examiner is either incompetent or is covering up something because his opinion differed from the 2nd examiner’s opinion seems a bit biased and presumptive.
            His body will be well examined by higher authorities. If it is determined he died of murder, then I hope they find the sob that did it and execute him, but to just assume conspiracy at this point seems a bit premature.
            I stand by my opinion that I’m 99% sure he died as the first coroner said he did. If I’m wrong I’ll be back to say so. I may be opinionated but I’m not obtuse.

          • Calvin375

            I believe I’d said as a point of law neither report will go down as the final medical report; Which is invalid when dealing with a possible criminal investigation. The official report will be the one by the DOJ. As for you being or not being obtuse? Well, that’s neither here nor there, besides, I’ve read worse said about you by many.

          • blaze68

            Fair enough.

          • imjusthere

            Also saying a cut as “insect activity” and not mentioning the other ear is inaccurate. He also failed to mention the ear at all. He mentioned the other ear but not the missing one. This is inaccurate. Notice blaze68 is “more convinced than ever” by this inaccurate information. Most would question these things. He does not. He cherrypicks which details are supportive to what he wants to think and highlights those. Be careful who you argue with. A man that needs no proof for his beliefs is a fanatic for a cause. Be prepared to argue fanaticism if you argue with this man.

          • Calvin375

            You are correct. I’ve re-read blaze68′s comments and responses to my comments to him and I’ve notice I’d mentioned the ear being “cut off” but, blaze68 just like the first ME, did not mention that in any of his comments either! So to say that the reports are not that different and not inaccurate is also incorrect. How can you say, “they aren’t that different”, when there was no mention of the cut off ear?! Also, the last I’ve checked, an animal bite does not look like a straight slice/cut! How can you not say that there aren’t any vast differences in the reports and how can you even be sure of what the cause of death really is when you have all the unanswered questions that are not answered in the first ME’s report?! Thank you for pointing that out to me.

          • blaze68

            Since we have not seen the actual report by the second coroner, we have no thorough report from her either. She did not dispute the drugs in his system, she also did not mention the skeletonization of the face, though the pictures would clearly show that. Does that mean she did not notice that Wright’s face was skeletonized? Of course not, she has not completed her report yet. Any coroner has the authority in their own opinion to conclusively determine a cause of death. She did not make that determination other than say ‘there is a high suspicion of murder”. Why didn’t she say “Wright was definitely murdered?” Because she does not know.

            There is no ‘more likelihood of something being done to the victim than not’.
            That is your own supposition. Right now it is still being called an accidental death. The state and feds have the authority to override that, let’s see if they do.
            I highly doubt someone bothered to force alcohol, meth, benzodiazipines, amphetamines, and cocaine into his system. If you were trying to kill him why not just shoot him up with a lethal dose of one drug? Why use multiple drugs? Seems kind of time consuming and inefficient.
            I’m sticking with 99% that he died of a drug overdose. If I’m wrong I’ll come back and say so.

          • Calvin375

            You are still highly bias because you’re only going by one report that is in direct contradiction to the second report in which, you’re not waiting to even hear the evidence on the other. You’re basing all your theories on a medical report that is no longer valid and highly suspect.

          • Alex Blaze

            The second coroner is being paid by the family for her work. The first coroner is paid a salary, he gets paid no more or no less for doing 10 autopsies than doing just one. If anyone has a reason to be biased, it’s the second ME as she knows she is expected to lean in favor of the family who is paying her.

          • Calvin375

            That’s right the family did pay for a Medical Examiner to do a more thorough and complete examination and report. Whereas, the government paid coroner is over worked, underpaid and more than likely to make more mistakes and over look vital details than someone who can take their time and do a more thorough examination.

          • Alex Blaze

            Yeah the second ME was sooo thorough that she has yet to mention the toxicology report showing multiple drugs and alcohol in his system. Trust me, if she’d have evidence to the contrary about the drugs she’d have clearly said so. The fact that she made no mention of such drugs says she found exactly what the first ME did.

          • Alex Blaze

            The coroner in question is well known board certified forensic pathologist who is NOT from that area or even lives close. He is head of the forensic pathology department in Beaumont and has plenty of interns to take over most of the work. I highly doubt he’s ‘overworked’.

          • Calvin375

            And still with all that work and with all that’s said and done, the DOJ is still investigating the possible crime/murder and the body still have to be re-examined by the DOJ. Which means, that both ME’s reports are inadmissible in a court of law. You were the one that made the point that the first coroner was overworked with ten(10) autopsies a day.

          • Alex Blaze

            I know right?! It’s been what now, almost a month since the DOJ took it over? How long does it take to issue a bulletin or BOLO for a suspect? Surely, if it was sooo ‘obvious’ that this was a murder and subsequent cover up then you’d think the DOJ would have arrested the sheriff or released some information about a suspect they are looking for in this alleged murder. But, alas, nothing. Nothing after months of the state and now DOJ looking into this. Much like the Zimmerman trial and screams for ‘justice’ and for the DOJ to get involved, they’ve found NOTHING so far.

          • Calvin375

            Again, at least their investigation will be much more thorough and detailed, which does take time. Unlike, the quick to judge and non investigative practices of those of the local authorities and the lack of detail information from the first ME’s report.

          • Alex Blaze

            LOL and the result will likely be the same as their ‘investigation’ into the Duke LaCross players or the Zimmerman case; read: “they found no racial motivation or foul play”. I can’t wait for them to reveal no foul play was involved.

          • Alex Blaze

            And “NO”, the fact that the DOJ has taken over the investigation does NOT mean both ME’s reports are inadmissible.

          • Calvin375

            It’s inadmissible in a court of law to have two conflicting reports that are not consistent with one another. Hence; the DOJ. Their report will be the one that’s admissible if they happened to go to court.

          • Alex Blaze

            Um, wrong! Conflicting expert witnesses routinely testify in court. Two doctors with two differing opinions testify on defense and prosecution all the time. Ditto for coroner’s.

          • Calvin375

            I didn’t say anything about any witnesses as they probably wouldn’t be called by the prosecution if the prosecution deemed their testimony/testimonies unreliable. In this case, neither are reliable for the states case. Hence, their own expert ME will be the only one they will call to testify. You already pretend you know about forensics. But, you know absolutely nothing about the law. Stay in your lane.

          • Calvin375

            Why would the states attorney and prosecution call on two(2) conflicting testimonies of reports if the states attorney is trying to build a case against any defendant? That makes no sense. They are trying to convince the jury of their guilt; Not confuse them.

          • Alex Blaze

            Where did I say the first coroner was overworked with 10 autopsies a day?

          • Cindy Eldajani

            The independent second autopsy, performed by Houston forensic pathologist Dr. Lee Ann Grossberg, found that Wright had his eyes gouged out, tongue cut out, throat slashed, several teeth knocked out, an ear cut off. According to Dr. Grossberg, she determined that her examination showed a “high likelihood of homicidal violence.”

          • Alex Blaze

            And yet she made no mention of the multiple drugs in his system OR that his trachea and hyoid bone were both intact OR that his carotid was not damaged by the so called ‘cut’. Tell me this: Who cuts someone’s throat so shallowly that it doesn’t inflict ANY sub dermal damage? That’s just absurd.

          • wecandobetter

            And no mention of head trauma.

          • Cindy Eldajani

            his eyes were gouged out as well which this article does not state

          • blaze68

            His face was skeletonized…all his facial skin was gone, including his lips, tongue, eyes, nose. This is typical for bodies exposed to decomposition and subject to animals/insects devouring the soft tissues of the body. They always go for the face first. There is nothing suspicious about his eyes being gone.

          • Calvin375

            I think the ME knows of what she speaks and knows the difference between eyes being gouged from being decomposed. I think any intelligent human being knows that difference as well. But, some how, you keep under estimating the intellect of others just to prove your point and yet, you have not explained why his ear was CUT off and why his throat was SLICED nor haven’t you given any explanation as to why the first ME did not report any of these findings. Your whole theory is based on what they call in a court of law conjecture.

          • Alex Blaze

            If you believe an ME then why not believe the first ME?
            She never said his eyes were gouged out.

            His ear was eaten off. NO ONE (not even the second ME) said his throat SLICED. Think about that for a second. She did NOT say the cut on his throat was the cause of death which would have been the case had his throat been ‘sliced’. He had a ‘cut’ on his throat which could easily have been caused by the barbed wire fence.

            HE DID report these findings. read the report.

          • Calvin375

            I’ve read the first ME’s report and he did not mentioned the ear was cut off. There was no mention of any animal eating off his ear. It said CUT in the other ME’s report. As far as the barbed wire, that has been greatly disproven by myself and many others. At first, you said the barbed wire cut off his ear without cutting his throat. Highly unlikely. Now the barbed wire cuts his throat without the ear this time. None of these versions are plausible. The gouging of the eyes came from the second ME’s report from CNN. Even you had responded to that in one of your comments.

          • Alex Blaze

            I read the ME’s comments in one of the articles where she was quoted, even SHE did not state that Alfred was definitely murdered. I’ll believe she said his eyes were gouged out when I see her report.

          • Calvin375

            Blaze it says sliced as in cut with a knife as in MURDER!!

          • Alex Blaze

            Sorry it wasn’t ‘sliced’ nor was it indicated as the cause of death which would surely have been the case if it were indeed ‘sliced’.
            And who cuts someone’s throat in such a shallow depth as to cause no underlying damage? There was no damage to his trachea/esophagus that could be from a knife. His carotid nor any other major artery was cut. Who bothers to cut someone’s throat to kill them and does so in that manner?

          • Calvin375

            Why do you keep insisting for the many times that you mentioned it, that someone says that the sliced cut was the cause of death?! No one said it was the main cause of death. That’s something you keep insinuating. No one else has said it was the cause of death. But everyone, but you believe it was a sliced cut across the throat. But, no one at anytime, except you, is saying that it was the cause of death; Which no one else claims.

          • blaze68

            About the drugs and her statement that he was breathing heavy, seemed non-responsive. She said that about her last phone call with him. The clerk stated that he was on the phone, hung up as if frustrated and the put the phone in his sock. If he did drugs in the truck it makes sense considering the immediate euphoric high that comes with meth, cocaine. Did he answer the phone while being attacked? If so you’d think she’d have heard a scuffle or voices or something. There is so much that doesn’t make sense if he was indeed the victim of an abduction/torture/murder.

          • wecandobetter

            I haven’t read where the clerk said he seemed frustrated but then again, his car had just broken down. The drugs thing makes no sense here, geez. He was going to do the drugs and head to his PT appointment or meet his parents like that? In a part of town he was only in because his truck broke down? With no prior drug history? And did the cops search the car or even try to? No, they said ‘oh, it’s contaminated’ And truly I don’t know what was going on when he answered the phone the second time, I just know it’s tied to his disappearance and likely murder. It ridiculous to say he was on a meth haze that kicked in suddenly and had him running into the forest to find unicorns while putting the phone back into his sock after answering. There’s so much that doesn’t make sense for a drug induced self-injury meth’d out sudden kick in run into the woods with barb wire cuts no hand/forearm sign death here and the ridiculous investigation that was done by the sheriff and pathologist just make it more likely there’s a cover up murder here. And torture, well…the body speaks for itself…unfortunately.

          • blaze68

            “”all of a sudden put his cell phone in his sock and took off like the truck was going to blow up”
            Maybe frustrated isn’t the right word. I read elsewhere where she said she saw him on the phone and talking frustratedly but now I cannot find it. Of course it’s logical anyone would be frustrated when their car breaks down and strands them.
            We’ll just have to agree to disagree on the ‘history of drug use’ part. I’m looking at his wife telling police when they were trying to serve a warrant for bond violation that he sometimes ‘uses a drug that makes him paranoid’.

            Agreed it doesn’t make much sense to use drugs while en route to one of his patients. That would get someone fired real quick.
            My assumption of course is that he used them after his truck broke down and maybe thought he could hide the effects from his parents. Maybe a bad batch of meth or cocaine?
            I don’t know.

            I agree about the lack of injuries to his hands, seems to me if he caused his injuries on a barbed wire fence he’d also have cuts to his hands. That is certainly a valid point on your part.

          • wecandobetter

            I hear you. We’ll have to agree to disagree here. I just don’t see a logical leap from his wife saying drugs during a bond violation to the sheriff saying he probably was on cocaine and meth and overdosed leading to death. That’s a leap even for someone who uses actual drugs. The assumption that he used them after his truck broke down and maybe thought he could hide
            the effects from his parents is a point we’re going to strongly disagree on. With the amount needed to rule an overdose, it just doesn’t add up to me. Like I said before, too many questions, and I hope the DOJ can give answers.

          • blaze68

            Agreed. To me, we have to consider all angles. Yes including that he died of an overdose–as unlikely as it seems with his injuries, etc. People have been known to do crazy things on meth…things you and I would never even imagine someone would do.
            But a case for murder can certainly seem valid at least for now until we hear more from convening/senior authorities at the state and federal level.
            If I’m wrong in my suspicions about what happened, I’ll be back on here in a heartbeat to say as much. I have no pride in this game. If he was murdered then I hope they hold accountable all that were involved.

          • wecandobetter

            I do believe you ppl can do crazy things on meth, I just don’t think this boy is a meth head like that. Now that’s clearly a personal opinion but I believe his history and situation that evening support it. Though its funny I was going to say the same thing to you, if it turns out you are right in any context, even if you’re wrong about some things and right about others, I will track you down on here and both validate your theory and apologize. Its good to know you’ll do the same.

          • blaze68

            Well thank you, that’s very honest of you and gracious. I know it seems that I come across as knowing everything…you wouldn’t be the first to think that, but I truly do like the debating part of things as I’m interested in what people think. I’m also strongly opinionated (duh right?!) but I like that in others as well. It’s been a great conversation and I will see you when more of this comes out. As long as people can talk with civility, even if they cannot agree on anything being said, then both parties are learning something and at least being exposed to differing viewpoints which can never hurt.

          • wecandobetter

            Well said, very well said.

          • blaze68

            Good day.
            Alex

          • wecandobetter

            You too,
            Jessie.

          • Michiganman6

            Maybe he accidently over dosed like Philip Seymour Hoffman did??? It happens A LOT.

          • Michiganman6

            Maybe the truck didn’t break down, he just said it did because he was so high he couldn’t drive and decided to pull over. Made up the break down story to explain why he would be late for the PT appointment. Just guessing. If he turns out to be a drug addict, it wouldn’t be the first time in history someone was an addict and almost no one knew until he was dead….like Philip Seymour Hoffman. A couple of years ago a woman wrecked her mini van and killed 7 people including herself. The medical examiner said her blood alcohol was really, really high….like 4x the legal limit and there was a Vodka bottle in the van. Her husband claimed it was a mistake, she didn’t even drink!!!!

          • wecandobetter

            Then why call his wife and ask for someone to pick him up, and no prior history of this kind of behavior with his job? Why even head to the next client? Was he doing it while in the car? Driving safely and cogent enough to decide, ‘hey i need to pull over and call my sweety?’ That theory doesn’t make sense and we’d need a lot of maybe’s to barely make it even remotely likely.,

          • Michiganman6

            I have known a lot of people with substance abuse problems and NONE of them made sense.
            They always had a “story” as to why this or that happened, why they needed money, why they were late or didn’t show, why, why, why.
            His throat wasn’t cut, he had a cut on his neck. Rats ate his ear after he died. He may have just OD’ed on purpose because he was indicted and figured he was going to prison.
            Just don’t turn this into another Tawanna Brawley, Crystal Mangum deal.

          • truth

            The cuts from news reports were straight cuts, unlikely for rats. And how was he able to drive, talk on the phone, and function while being on overdose level drugs? Your personal history of knowing people can easily be discounted by my personal history. The answer is you can’t. There are too many questions. This doesn’t need to “turn” into anything and don’t let those fears stop you from being reasonable.

          • Michiganman6

            Apparently you’re not reading the latest info. His face was partially devoured, maggots in his face and skull. So not sure where you’re getting the “straight cut” stuff from.

          • truth

            His facial deformity is different from the cut to the ear and the neck. CNN, National news all reported this. Again, unlikely for rats.

          • Michiganman6

            The body was out there for several days, insects and or animals were likely picking at the body. Whether he was murdered or not, being an outdoorsmen I know that insects, mice and other small animals start picking at a carcus pretty quickly.
            Did you know that Alfred Wright was just indicted for embezzlement in TN? I don’t think this guy is going to turn out to be the angel the media is portraying him as. I feel sorry for his wife and kids.

          • melony trice-morgan

            Read the Book “White lies”. Dammed right everyone could be apart of a conspiracy

          • Michiganman6

            A nut case wrote “white lies” he’s firement from Detroit, my home town. I should write a book called, “Black folks ran us out of every neighborhood I ever lived in….the crime the violence, my mom and sisters couldn’t walk to the corner store without being asked for sex.”

          • Eady Trice Morgan

            We didn’t run you out enough. Your still here!

          • Michiganman6

            A bit of a stretch…..try a long stretch. I hope this blows up in the conspiricy theorist faces like the Tawana Brawley case, and the Crystal Mangum (Duke rape case) did. Crystal Mangum is now doing time for murdering her baby daddy.

          • blaze68

            Agreed. It seems like every time they play the race card and try to drum up a national incident, it blows up in their face. Hence the reason Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton are nowhere to be found. I think they are waiting this time…lessons from past blow-ups learned I guess.

          • Michiganman6

            So, what are you saying, there’s a conspircy to kill this guy and cover it up and someone told the clerk to say that as part of a “white cover-up”?

          • DerekJ

            Ok….where in my post did you see me say anything about “a white conspiracy”? Perhaps more likely you saw my black face in my avatar and jumped to a whole lot of conclusions. You don’t know me so don’t presume to speak for me.

            As to this man’s death, the circumstances are at best suspicious. We don’t know who killed this man but I’m willing to bet he didn’t slit his own throat and cut off his ear. He very well may have been involved in some shady dealings. Time will tell but make sure next time someone enters a discussion you come correct in how you respond to that person.

          • Michiganman6

            His throat wasn’t cut. He had a cut on his neck. Ants, mice and prarie dogs chewed on his ear. He was a drug addict like Philip Seymour Hoffman and no one knew….like Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Mystery solved. Next.

          • DerekJ

            Yeah, you’re a real intelligent sort, “As for knowing how black people think….yes, I do. I’m from Detroit.” Get out of here with that baloney. You’re making yourself look more foolish with every post.

          • michitis

            Saying you know how black people think also makes you sound racist. Is the black race so simple you can understand the entire racial groups way of thinking?

          • Michiganman6

            What I am saying is….I lived in Detroit for 32 years, attended school with black folks, lived in the same neighborhood with black folks, had a lot of interaction with black folks. I saw how happy they all were when OJ Simpson got off for killing two people, even though they knew he did it. Yeah, I understand black folks as much as that angers you, I do. I know that black folks see nearly every issue as a racial issue. I know they think they get to decide when something is a racial issue and when it isn’t. I just watched the CNN story and apparently the dead father spent two nights in a local hotel when his wife and kids were out of town. Mark my words, this guy was living a double life, he was a drug addict and sleeping around. This was not a racial attack no matter how hard you wish it is. If some more evidence comes out, I am willing to re-visit the facts.

          • michitis

            “they all were” “they knew he did it” “black folks see every issue as a race issue” You sound racist. And stop calling all black people as one collective mind. Please try to limit your racism.

          • revised

            These animals don’t do straight cuts. It is unlikely he was eaten by animals. If he was the body would be chewed almost to the bone by vultures. This theory presented by michigan is impractical. His death is suspicious which is why there is so much uproar.

            Think about these questions
            Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

            When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

            Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

            Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

            Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

            Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

            The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

            How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

            Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

            Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

            Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

            Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

            Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

            What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

            And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

        • Aaron Rowan

          Who ever said I was smart?? All I said was that I’m a grad. You said “Get an education”; therefore you have insinuated that I’m dumb??? You’re arguing with yourself don’t get lost in your own stupidity sir.

          • blaze68

            I’m carrying on multiple conversations and the posting threads don’t always seem to go in order. My apologies.

          • Michiganman6

            Is your masters in black studies, or any other social science?

          • michiam

            This makes you sound racist.

          • DerekJ

            Very little doubt there. At minimum, he’s shown himself to be a jack***.

        • http://www.twitter.com/hypnoticvixxxen Kay Dion

          I’m relying on the same thing you’re relying on.

          • wecandobetter

            Kay I agree with you. Saying that crap seems rehearsed. It’s not normal language for someone to say ‘He did this on his own free will’ It seems like the store clerk is trying to emphasize that no one made him leave. In legal speak, it’d be incriminating to say this because why would you assume anyone thinks he was made to leave. In other words, there is no issue until someone tries to avoid one.

          • http://www.twitter.com/hypnoticvixxxen Kay Dion

            Very rehearsed! You hit that right on the nail. She was definitely trying to make things sound natural, neutral, and smooth lol.

        • Elizabeth Faraone

          logic and intuition are not bias – but you’re denial of what went down IS bias

          • blaze68

            You’re use of the phrase ‘what went down’, as if you were there and know what happened without any proof is the epitome of biased opinion. I have repeatedly stated that i accept the possibility that he may indeed have been murdered. But you would never accept that its possible he died exactly the way the 1st coroner said he did. It is you who are biased not me.

    • MW

      Exactly. If someone is chasing me, I would run away “of my own free will” also.

      • blaze68

        No one was chasing him when he ran from the liquor store.

        • excuse my ignorance

          Is a “package” store a liquor store?

        • Calvin375

          Did you see him run out the store own his own free will? Are you saying now you were there and are a eye witness? If so, then why didn’t the local police, FBI and DOJ take down your eye witness account/ statements?! You’re making yourself sound really out there right now.

      • wecandobetter

        How do you know he wasn’t being chased blaze68? Oh thats right the store clerk said he ran out ‘of his own free will’ Well that explains that. I mean if someone asked me what I did this morning, I’d say ‘I ate breakfast of my own free will’ Nothing suspicious about that. It’s common language!! Oh wait, there was a cop in that store too? Ok, well, the cop had nothing to do with it. Wait, he also took the lead on the investigation and issued the end of the search after four days. Well, that’s not suspicious either!! It’s just a series of random coincidences. Can we please get back to the focus that blaze68 wants us to see here? It was all meth, drug releated, case closed!!!

        • blaze68

          You’re attempts to make me look like some raging racist because I happen to believe it’s possible he was not murdered is you showing your own insecurity that I might be right. If my arguments are so ridiculous you wouldn’t find it necessary to denigrate.

          • wecandobetter

            Dude if you think I have to ‘try’ to make you look like a racist, the only one who believes that is you. Read the board blaze, your words and reputation precede you. . Please don’t start with your insecurity arguments, I find it simple how insecure people are the first to cry out other people’s insecurity.

    • Vanessa

      I think you’re right. Or, maybe the murderers saw that he was wearing scrubs, knew he was a medical professional and pretended they were hurt to lure him away. Or he saw someone approaching with a weapon and ran to save his own life. Since the town is known for racial tension, he probably felt that people would look the other way if he shouted for help. Either way this father, husband and son deserves justice. The murderer(s) need to be found, and the people conducting this investigation need to be investigated themselves.

      • wecandobetter

        Hell yea. Well said. I hope much much more investigation goes on and someone in this cover up cracks. The store clerk, the pathologist, and people in the sheriffs dept are all covering up for something/someone. You’re comment said it perfectly.

      • blaze68

        You should read a bit more about this. There is more to the story. ‘Shockingly’ (sarcasm) this site left out a few key points which tend to support the deputy’s statment.

        http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_fdca16cc-4cb4-11e3-9c4e-0019bb30f31a.html

        • CE

          What the hell did you read in that article that would lead anyone with a brain to connect his death to drugs? Even if there were charges of bank fraud, how would he end up with a drug overdose and/or his throat slit and his ear removed. Sounds like you are really stretching to make it the victim’s fault.

        • SickandTIRED

          I just read your link Blaze and NOTHING in that article supports the deputy’s statement. All that article does is bring up Alfred’s unrelated legal issues. He did not die of embezzlement so why is that even slightly relevant? As usual, when a black man dies in an unjust manner, he must deserve it because he’s a criminal. Typical low intelligence thinking..

        • Sam Winterhalder

          just read the article you posted and it says absolutely nothing to back up the deputy’s statement.
          This is sick and disturbing. If anyone does not believe this is murder they pretty much don’t believe in gravity!

          • Truthteller33

            I was a U.S. Marine in Biloxi, Missisippi when James Byrd was found lynched in 1998. Needless to say, that was the same kind of talking I heard to describe his death. I only wish I could be down there for this as I insisted my fellow Marines did during the early summer of ’98.

          • Keepnitreal

            The official report from a Beaumont medical examiner stated “combined drug intoxication,” with levels of cocaine and its byproducts “within lethal range” along with methamphetamine and amphetamine. It was also stated there were “no signs of trauma” on Wright’s body, but the family says that there was. As his ear was missing and it appeared his throat was cut.

          • Keepnitreal

            Chris Farley died doing speedballs why couldn’t this guy do the same thing cocaine is a hell of a drug but meth and cocaine is basically a heart attack waiting to strike

          • blaze68

            Shhhh! The race-baiters hate facts.

          • blaze68

            Do you have proof it was murder?
            No? Then take your assessment and lodge it in your…

          • truth

            Be careful who you argue with Sam. blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” yet he says
            emphatically “he was not murdered” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the contrary.

        • Sam Winterhalder

          To understand these comments by Blaze, one must simply read many of his other comments.

          • blaze68
          • temp

            This is irrelevant to the overdose issue. I remember the first time I used google too!

          • blaze68

            And what comments are those pray tell?

          • blaze68

            Yes please DO read my other comments in my profile as they show several LONG comments acknowledging that I can’t say for sure i wasn’t murder…but alas they were deleted from here. Good thing they are still available in my profile.

        • Truthteller33

          Amazing…some blog that espouses ‘conservative’ virtues paint a dead black man as a criminal. Unless you are inferring that the people who this man was accused of took matters into their own hands for justice, this is completely irrelevant to the very real mystery of how he was found dead. SMH…if you’re conservative, you’re not necessarily a racist. But if you are a racist, you’re probably conservative.

          • blaze68

            MISSING PERSON OF AMERICA is conservative website???
            Wtf?

            Google Alfred Wright and look up articles on your own. They all essentially say the same thing.
            History of drug use (this by his own spouse)
            Same drugs found in bloodstream postmortem
            An article of clothing found snagged on a barbed wire fence.
            A federal indictment for fraud and embezzlement.

            I’m not saying he was NOT murdered. I AM saying there is more to this story than what this site is stating happened.

          • LoveBRT

            Blaze…. none of that have anything to do with “Murder”… and a “Cover up”!!! Ear cut off is such a “clue” and gang related for sure… and many of the other things done to his body!!

          • blaze68

            Gang related? And you know this how?
            Ear cut off? It’s more likely he did this himself while trying to climb a barbed wire fence in a meth-induced fog.

          • LoveBRT

            I didn’t necessarily mean an “organized” gang…!! I am speaking of an unorganized group of “wild crazy racists”… individuals that decided when they saw him…. and they may or may not have known him… to hurt/kill him!! As a result, an ear being cut off and throat cut… and body not eaten by animals for that many days..!! This would mean… he hadn’t been there long and was perhaps “tortured” elsewhere and they placed him there!! Also, the drug were used as a disgrace to the individual’s “legacy”!! It don’t take…. a “rocket scientist” to analyze this case!! “Solving and getting the ones who did it … is another “story”!! (also: forget about the meth-induced fog theory… and ear being cut off by climbing a “barbed wire fence”… pleaseeeee!! The manner of the “cut” will denote the type of “object” that performed this task… nearby blood, the nearby fense w/blood and amount of blood found on and near body… sooooo..”STOP REACHING”!

          • blaze68

            Ah the old “if a black man has been found dead and you have no one to blame it on, just call it a ‘hate crime’ and insist some crazy whites did it with no proof”
            Good grief dude.

          • LoveBRT

            I am not a “dude”!!

          • Gay Hearn

            why would you not think that way look at the white mans past I mean they earned the reputation

          • sawman71

            What about the White mans past? Again has there been any reports of White mob violence in this town or county surely this would have been on MSNBC! Has there been mass murders of blacks or immigrants here again I missed the news stories! If the murder turns out to be Hispanic is it still a racial issue?I mean Mexico is the biggest Meth producer in the World!Am I raciest for stating that fact! I guess anyone who doesnt have a liberal opinion must be raciest! What a shame! You all need to reread your history books Whites are not the first or the only ones to have committed atrocities against people but were the first and only ones ever to try to make reparations for them!

          • Rick Banks

            Jasper, Texas is where James Byrd was dragged to death by some racist extremists.

          • sawman71

            Very true although in 1998! The Black Panthers in Philadelphia used voter intimidation to stop Whites from casting their vote in the last Presidential election! Is Philly a Raciest Black Extremist city? Is every crime of murder or extortion there committed by blacks? No I dont think so! Is every city or town that reports Black mob violence,Polar Bear hunting or The Knockout Game with Whites or Jews as victims inherently Black raciest cities or towns? No I dont think so! If the murders turn out to be young poor,disenfranchised Whites frustrated with their lot in life with no other venue to vent their anger should they be pardoned or given a lesser sentence? Again the answer is absolutely not!!

            Should the Department of Injustice bow to pressure from the NAACP to treat this crime differently than other hate crimes that happen around the country every single day? The answer again is no! But they will!!!!!

          • blaze68

            Look at the ‘black man’s present”. The #1 killer of a black male is another black male. To assume some redneck white person did it without any facts is showing your own prejudices.

          • blaze68

            Why would YOU think a white man did it considering that blacks murder blacks at 10 times the rate of all other races combined?

          • Jac

            Blaze68 sounds like he is the sheriff or someone related to the sheriff. How many meth/cocaine user holds a steady job. How do you explain the condition of the body?

          • blaze68

            How do I explain the condition?
            Puncture (shallow) wounds to legs – barbed wire (they found a piece of his clothing still stuck to one of the barbs.
            Missing ear – animals or barbed wire
            Tongue – animals/insects – the tongue is one of the first things eaten by small animals/insects.
            Ear – barbed wire or animal
            Cut to throat (it wasn’t “slashed”) – was not deemed to be cause of death. – Barbed wire.
            Reason his body was ‘clean’ (his father said this) – 3.5 inches of rain 22nd-25th of November.
            Knocked out teeth – trauma from fall while high on meth.

            Is it possible he was killed? Sure it is. But everyone one of his injuries is also perfectly explainable as being caused by him while high or by animals/insects.

            How many meth users hold a steady job? Andre Agassi, The black guy from The Office series, JFK while president, Darrel Strawberry (crack, cocaine, AND meth). They all held down jobs while on these drugs. There are many more to the list you could add.

            Insisting you can ‘look at someone and tell they are or are not using meth’ is just silly.
            No you cannot always tell.

          • blaze68

            How many meth users hold a steady job?
            JFK
            Hitler
            Actor Craig Robinson – from The Office
            Brittany Spears
            Andre Agassi
            The actress who played Lizzie McGuire

            and the list goes on and on.

          • Sam Winterhalder

            People are simply looking at the facts and drawing a reasonable conclusion. You’re coming up with a bunch of fallacies based on the facts, and throwing them against the wall.
            Have you noticed no one agrees with you?

          • blaze68

            Look at the website we’re on and then try to guess why so many disagree.
            I’m not saying he definitely was not killed. Maybe he was. But all this supposition about some ‘evil good ole boy’ conspiracy theory with no proof is just silly.
            Go to this website during the Trayvon Martin case and I’m sure no one tolerated anything less than comments that “GZ is a raacccist”. If you disagree, then everyone wants to start hating on ya. So be it.

          • blaze68

            There are totally reasonable explanations for all his injuries and there is no proof that he was killed.
            There IS proof that he had meth in his system. So yeah I go by ‘facts’. Those darned facts really make life difficult for the conspiracy theorists.

          • Sam Winterhalder

            I do not believe your explanations are reasonable. Seems to be the disconnect here. Guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

          • blaze68

            I don’t care if you–who cannot seem to intelligently dispute anything–believe my explanations are reasonable. You think what you want to think and dammed the facts.
            Now, is it possible he was murdered? Sure it is. None of us were there. But to jump on this “he was kilt by some dadgum racist redneck I tell ya” bandwagon with no facts to back it up is just intellectual laziness.

          • Sam Winterhalder

            You need to take a step back my friend. I personally never said it was a “redneck racist” that killed this man–you keep saying that. Do I believe he was murdered? Yes,that is what I believe and what I am stating.
            I called you a racist! I called you a bigot! These statements are based on your comments about gays on your fb page and some of your comments in regards to this case. Take some responsibility for your own statements, and please do not get so defensive when someone challenges your thoughts and opinions, especially when you are putting them out there in a public forum.

          • blaze68

            YOu know nothing about me other than I don’t agree with all the rush-to-judgement nonsense. You are stereotyping ME.
            If I agreed with all these posters you’d think I was just fine.
            That’s typical of a race-baiter…if you don’t agree with them they immediately reach for that well-worn race card. Sorry that doesn’t work on me.

            Now would you like to actually dispute my statements? Or just call me racist because they don’t agree with you?

          • blaze68

            I take responsiblity for all my posts. My FB post was in defense of Phil on DD having the right to free speech. And how are you seeing my FB posts?

          • blaze68

            Now if you actually want to debate the points of this case, I’m all ears. If you want to denigrate others because they don’t agree with you, then find someone else to throw your racist label at.

          • sawman71

            Oh Sam the Californian What reasonable conclusion are the people coming up with- The witness said he left of his own free will (oh well she must have been coerced),The Sheriffs office called off a search for adult missing person after 4 days (Sheriffs Dpt. must be responsible for murder or at least cover-up) A racial murder happened there in 1998 (White man must be at it again damn whites wont be happy until all people of color are eradicated),History of drug abuse (but parents said he was good boy this must be so since he had children and we know parents would never lie to protect the memory of a child),So on that note drugs were found in his system (so absolutely must have been planted somehow intravenously by the sheriffs dpt. we all know they carry drugs and needles for just this purpose)by 2 separate medical examiners so obviously they must both be white to fit into the conspiracy, He was indicted on embezzlement charges in Tn. but of course the white bankers and sheriffs dept. in a completely different state far away from Jasper Tx. fabricated enough evidence for an indictment although obviously the white man doesnt need any real evidence to indict a black man! (I guess)!!! Wait a minute the wife was white so she absolutely must have been in on it who wouldnt pick their race over the man she loved, the father of her children she must have been planning this all along while conceiving their children of course she was is a white devil! Yes your absolutely right smells of conspiracy all the way! Oh one more thing I agree with Blaze on some issues so has 3-4 other people I have seen on here but then again most of us are white so we must be in on the conspiracy!

          • blaze68

            “hadn’t been there long”? Highly unlikely. It was between 30-50 degrees outisde, he wouldn’t have lasted 8 hours in a set of scrubs without some sort of shelter. He was out there 18 days.

          • LoveBRT

            I said he had not been there long!!! He was moved to that location this is apparent! His wasn’t wearing “scrubs” read the artice Mr. Blaze68…!! He was in his “boxer short .. with one sock on… ear cut off and throat cut … and given drugs to destroy his “legacy”!!

          • blaze68

            oh he ‘was moved’ now huh?

            And how did you come to that conclusion?

          • deal

            The shoes were perfectly clean and socks clean. Not rain water clean but ‘neat’ and clean.

          • blaze68

            So someone killed him and then put news shoes on him? Is that what you’re trying to say.
            Wow, and the hits just keep on coming.

          • truth

            Instead of explaining a true fact, you avoid the issue and say reasons are silly. This is avoidance and shows you have a strong bias.

            You have already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” yet you say
            emphatically “he was not murdered” This sums up who you are.

          • blaze68

            Yeah because that’s what someone does when they want to murder someone, they pump them full of meth giving them a drug-induced powerful strength. Um wouldn’t it have been better to give him a heavy does of Valium???

          • iseerightthrough

            They found his scrubs long days before they found his body. You sure are dense. People like you always need to evaluate and demonize a dead Black man as if to make yourselves more comfortable with your hate. After all this time you would think that crap should fit like a soft leather shoe.

          • blaze68

            It is very common for people on large amounts of meth to shed their clothes as the drugs cause hot flashes. See also: The guy who was eating that one guy’s face off butt naked. (bath salts)

          • blueeyedsong

            Everyone on here seems afraid to say it, but I will. You, Blaze are an outright racist. There is no f **ing excuse for murdering and definitely not in the manner in which this gentleman was found. It is not HIS fault he got killed. So just stop with the excuses! signed, White in Texas

          • blaze68

            I guess stating facts to you is “racist”. So be it. You’re race card must be worn thin by now.
            If you have some secret knowledge that he was murdered you should contact the local police or Texas Rangers and give them your info as I’m sure their might even be a reward involved.

          • blueeyedsong

            Well, Duh, of course he was murdered, no secret knowledge needed…ear cut off, tongue cut off, throat slit, no clothes! What kind of person could do that?

          • blaze68

            Oh okay. So no one does crazy stuff while high on meth huh? Okay dude. Go call the Texas Rangers. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled with your expert detective work.

            His throat wasn’t ‘slit’. It was only mentioned as ‘cut’. Could have been cut from barbed wire.
            Ditto for his ear.
            And the shallow puncture marks on his legs.
            Tongue? Animals/insects
            No clothes? Thats very common for people on meth to shed clothes due to physiological ‘hot flashes’.

          • Sam Winterhalder

            what facts have you stated? You’re a racist tool!

          • blaze68

            What facts have I stated?
            1) He was on meth and cocaine. The 2nd medical examiner hired by the family DID NOT dispute this.
            2) The 2nd M.E. also admitted he could not determine cause of death. If it was so obvious he was murdered then surely the M.E. would be able to say so.
            3) His wife told the police her husband had been known to use a drug that caused paranoia.
            4) A portion of his clothes were found snagged on a piece of barbed wire.
            5) He was seen voluntary running away from the gas station. Who does that when you’re ride is on the way?
            6) The wife said ‘she heard heavy breathing’ like her husband was in some sort of distress.
            Tell me, why would an abductor who has Alfred and is hurting him allow him to use a cell phone? Answer: He wouldn’t.

            Why don’t you try disputing these points instead of using the cowardly ‘racist’ label.
            Do you have anything meaningful to say other than ad hominem attacks?

          • Calvin375

            What about the ear being cut off and the throat being sliced? You haven’t addressed any of those findings at all.

          • blaze68

            No one said the throat was sliced not sure where you’re getting that from. They said he had a ‘cut’ on his throat which could very well have come from the barbed wire fence. Ditto for his ear.

          • Calvin375

            That’s big stretch. His ear would be mangled, snagged and torn if it was from a bob wire. Not cut off like you would cut meet or bread. They said cut off. As for the throat being cut? Again, the bob wire would’ve presented punctured wounds into his throat before being cut. No one mentioned any punctured wounds from the bob wire in the coroners report. That’s not very likely.

          • wecandobetter

            Thank you Calvin. It’s about what’s likely vs whats not, and you’re helping make that clear. The barbed fence and rocks causing these wounds without other likely findings such as injuries to other body parts like his hands while climbing a ‘barb wire fence’ or other specific punctures around the areas he received these cuts make it highly impossible that he was even ever climbing a fence or that these injuries are from a fence. The fact the coroner, a man of science, wanted to chalk these up to an animal’s doing, as if animals use fork and knives and make straight cuts, then move on, without chewing down to the bone makes it highly suspicious. I will READILY accept that he wasn’t murdered AFTER some evidence comes out to that effect. All of the evidence thus far leads to the notion that it was a murder and either the prior investigators don’t care, for some reason, to do their due diligence or don’t want to, for some reason, do their due diligence.

          • Calvin375

            As a matter of fact, there’s no mention at all that he was under the influence of any substances in the second coroners report and it was said that he had a straight cut( sliced ) across his neck. Definitely indicating it was not done by bob wire.

          • Calvin375

            “offering no explanation why the cut across his neck was a straight line and why the animals didn’t chew him to the bone after being out in the woods for over 18 days.”- That’s a direct quote from the above story.

          • truth

            Be careful who you argue with Calvin. blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” yet he says
            emphatically
            “he was not murdered” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man
            who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the
            contrary.

          • Calvin375

            You’re making a lot of assumptions and yet, none of these facts are in evidence of him climbing a barb wire fence or usage of methamphetamine in his system in the second coroner’s report. They would’ve made that abundantly clear if that was the case. But, it is not. I didn’t read any of those things in the second findings. How do you know without a shadow of a doubt he was running from the gas station/convenient store willingly? Who made that statement? The store clerk?! You’re basing all of your assumptions on the first coroner’s report which is highly questionable. The two reports are greatly inconsistent with one another. It is very conceivable that you’re very bias and opinionated about what you believe to be the truth, when there are no facts in evidence.

          • sawman71

            I am sorry Blaze but you will never win this debate,They have already drawn their conclusions on emotion,white guilt or just plain racism! Your wasting your talent in debating or deducing fact vs emotion as most liberals and so called anti-raciest lol have no commonsense! I find your arguments possible and compelling some may seem farfetched although I have heard much stranger coincidents in my time! I have enjoyed your posts! It takes strong willed people to be able to stay focused on the case at hand without being deterred by the bombardment of stupidity I have witnessed you go through! I tip my hat to you good sir good luck to you and I will follow up on this case just to see the outcome!

          • blaze68

            Yeah maybe you’re right. I have no dog in this race. If he was murdered I feel sorry for his family. If he died of an accidental overdoes coupled with hypothermia, dehydration, etc then I AM STILL sorry for his family.
            But I will win this debate when the DOJ, FBI, and Texas Rangers all come to the same conclusion ruling out foul play. You’ll know I won when all the race baiters suddenly disappear off this page.
            But thanks for the advice. I have to remind myself of the low-level intellect of the average poster on here.
            Oh, in case you missed it, one guy is so obsessed with me he created a username ‘blaze68ignorance’ lol. It seems I now have a fan following! lol

          • truth

            Seeing as how you had the most number of post of this page, you would by definition be the closest representation of the average poster. You just called yourself of low intelligence.

          • blaze68

            What most people would never guess if they met me is that I grew up living in homeless shelters in houston texas and lived with relatives all over texas. Alcoholic father and a mother who never met a man she didn’t want to bed. It was a rough life of abuse, neglect, trailer parks, and long lines in welfare offices. I’ve seen racism on both sides and stepped over passed out drug addicts while walking to school in stapled together tennis shoes with no socks and no coat in freezing weather. I was not supposed to make it out of high school, many of my friends did not. Ran way at 15, was put through state foster care and miraculously adopted 4 months later by a loving family with 4 kids of their own. I went to summer school every year after my sophomore year to make up for failing out of my freshmen year (due to marijuana and just not giving a crap anymore about myself). Joined the military at 18, completed a B.S. degree and then a master’s in communications. I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at and I just have no tolerance for this ‘victim mentality’ of ‘we’re oppressed’ and ‘we can’t make it cause of whitey’ bullsh**T.
            If I can make it out of the slums and educate myself and be successful, anyone can.

          • blaze68

            In other words: if you think what they have to throw at me is rough and requires ‘strong will’ well, this is nothing my friend.

          • Sam Winterhalder

            signed a white man who thinks you’re full of sh*t!!!

          • sawman71

            Ahhh finally we get to the point! Not a single thing Blaze has said has been raciest! moron!He is actually refuting the jump to conclusion that a white man must have done this raciest comments! Never once did he say the victim deserved to be murdered! What excuses has he made why would he make excuses no one has been convicted of this crime so there is no one or nothing to excuse!You seem pretty dense so I implore you to go back and reread your history books to relieve your white guilt it really is sad!

          • sawman71

            Yes your hate is despicable! Its intelligent people that make assumptions based on fact instead of emotion! I believe it was the media (or maybe spouse the one that would know him best) that admitted his drug abuse and pending indictment on embezzlement charges or is she racist too?

          • blaze68

            “They found his scrubs 2 weeks before they found him”
            So? What does that mean?
            That means someone must have moved him?
            That’s your BIG PROOF that he was moved huh?

            People on meth are known for stripping off their clothes.

          • Calvin375

            You’re basing that meth theory on the first coroner’s report which is in great dispute and inconsistent with the second coroner’s findings. That is why the Justice Dept., has taken over this investigation/case because of all the discrepancies of how this investigation has been handled.

          • blaze68

            The second coroner did not dispute there was meth in his system. You know the one hired by the family

          • Calvin375

            He also never claimed it was true as well. I do not see anything in the statement that suggest otherwise.

          • blaze68

            Ah I see your logic. So if she didn’t say she agrees with it then she must not.
            I have news for ya, if she had found no drugs she would have said so.

          • Calvin375

            I don’t see the logic in covering it up either. Apparently, the Justice Dept., think enough of it to take the investigation out of the local authorities hands. Too may discrepancies.

          • sawman71

            LOL The same Department of Injustice that wont investigate voter fraud,enforce immigration laws,or the one that sold (gave) weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels,The same that forced Samford FL. D.A. to resign in order to press murder charges on Zimmerman when they already concluded there was not enough evidence! The same dpt. that said they wouldnt charge blacks with hate crime because of the years of oppression blacks have suffered under the White Man! The same that instruct the President in his end run around the constitution! The same dpt.that again and again bow to special interest groups like the NAACP! But now all of the sudden they will conduct a fair investigation? You have to be joking right!!!!!!!!!! lolololololo

            Why is Eric Holder resigning if his record is so immaculate! lol

          • Calvin375

            Yes, the very same one!!! How did you guess?!!! You must be a genius?!!!

          • Calvin375

            Why did you specifically point that out about the second coroner when I already knew the second coroner was hired by the family? Did you not think I read the story for myself and came to that conclusion on my own?!

          • truth

            The second coroner was hired by the legal team representing the family. The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. The second said “I
            would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely
            suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe
            trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

          • Calvin375

            Nor did the second coroner confirm any of his findings. You know, the first coroner hired by the state/ county. That’s why the Justice Dept., is taken over.

          • blaze68

            The preliminary findings were announced Friday at a news conference held at the Bernsen Law Firm.

            Houston forensic pathologist Dr. Lee Ann Grossberg said, “I have a high index of suspicion that this is a homicide.”

            Dr. Grossberg would not give many details, but said she suspects homicide, “based on the circumstances surrounding his death, where his body was found, and the findings of my examination.”

            Dr. Grossberg said she disagreed with the first autopsy, which showed no evidence of severe trauma. She said based on her findings there was evidence of homicidal violence.

            “This is only a preliminary opinion and I cannot reach a definitive conclusion about the cause and manner of death until I am provided additional information,” Grossberg said.”

            NO WHERE does it say the toxicology report was inconsistent with her own report.

            Try again.

          • blaze68

            No you’re wrong. No where does the second examiner dispute the toxicology report.
            Try again.

          • Calvin375

            No where does the other examiner agrees either. So your point is pointless.

          • wecandobetter

            Jesus Calvin, I feel for you. I’m watching this argument and blaze is just silly. Blaze’s point is no point. I’m curious what other ppl think? I don’t like to make judgements on people but when you see him arguing a point that has no point ‘the second ME didn’t mention the drugs therefore they were present’ what do you think? I’m on the fence on whether he’s just a racist trying to make alfred look like some meth head who killed himself or part of sabine county police dept but I think there’s more there. Just curious what other ppl’s thoughts who have seen his extremely illogical and biased views.

          • Calvin375

            Well wecandobetter, for blaze to say, the second medical examiner didn’t mention that there wasn’t any illegal substances in his system, he believes is an omission, which is not necessarily true or the case. Remember, the family hired the second medical examiner and whatever they’ve found, they did not want to or have disclosed their findings to the local authorities for fear of any kind of tampering before they spoke to the Justice Dept. Which they were probably advised by their attorney to not have everything divulged until the Justice Dept., has heard all the evidence and then have their own investigation go forth before revealing all the facts. They’ve( the family) already suspected foul play from the local county authorities; So again, it is not an omission of any kind. Blaze’s comments ( and there are many) are totally bias in favor of the local authorities, the county medical examiner and other supposedly witnesses. He’s in direct contradiction to mostly everyone who had responded to his posts or who he’s responded to and he’s been met with out right animosity and opposition; Partially, also due to the fact he’s obnoxious with his comments and sarcastic in tone. Certain people who’ve posted has called him an outright racists and other choice words. For him to campaign so hard for the other side( of the law), I wouldn’t be surprised if he was from that county and/or racists as well. He really doesn’t have any evidence to support any of his unproven claims at all.

          • wecandobetter

            I didn’t even think about that. The family is likely being very careful due to fear of the local authorities tampering with the evidence. Damn it. I pray the truth can come out.

          • truth

            You are correct, the second coroner is in direct contrast with the first. Some other questions:

            Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

            When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

            Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

            Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

            Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

          • truth

            The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

            How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

            Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

            Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

          • truth

            A few more questions:

            Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

            Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

            Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

            What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

            And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

          • Calvin375

            All of your investigative points are very valid and coincides with how the investigation will proceed. Those questions are very intuitive from the pathology report to the missing camera footage from the CL & M Grocery store. How is it that the family discovers the body of Alfred in the same area that the Sabine County Police was said to have already searched? Which goes to my original theory that I don’t believe he was left outside all that time! Only the face was decomposed and the rest of the body had small puncture wounds, and no extensive animal bites outside the supposedly alleged ones done to the face, one ear, tongue and neck. There’s no mention of the cut off missing ear and no concrete explanation of how his neck was cut in a straight line(sliced). Outside of that, the body itself was intact. That’s very suspicious to me; Which leads me to believe he did not die on the outside due to the elements of nature or even by his own doing. Just how long was the illegal substances in his system?! You definitely came up with some very interesting questions that have not been properly addressed.

          • Gay Hearn

            do you know how stupid that statement makes you sound did it himself climbing WHAT barb wire fence ….to cut the ear completely off it would have to be more like prison razor wire ….get real

          • blaze68

            Have you ever tried to climb over a barbed wire fence?
            A piece of his clothing was found snagged on a barbed wire fence.
            Someone on meth is capable of not feeling pain. To suggest that this was a hate crime with no evidence is just supposition on your part and shows your own bias.

          • Mmmmmmkay

            I used to be a meth addict. I once removed my own thumbnail because I was high as fuck . It started as a hangnail and I made it just awful.. Long story short it is possible to do things you would normally never do (climb a barb wire fence)on meth let alone mixing that with coke. As for what really happened no one can actually say ..

          • blaze68

            Yeah I’ve heard of people doing messed up stuff on meth. Kudos to you for getting off that poison–assuming your still clean.

          • Jac

            You mean to tell me he took a lethal dose of meth/coke in between home care jobs. He couldn’t wait till he saw his patient.

          • Sam Winterhalder

            he cut off his ear while climbing over a barbed wire fence? Are you kidding me man. How stupid do you think people are? Do you really believe this? Really? And your comments on your facebook page paint you as a complete bigot. Just my opinion.

          • blaze68

            Well if you don’t like my comments stop stalking me. You see what you want to see.

          • truth

            Be careful who you argue with loveBRT. blaze68 already
            said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked him if he had proof for saying
            emphatically “he was not murdered” This sums up who you are arguing
            with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all
            proof to the contrary.

          • sawman71

            Thats some ridiculous B.S. and a bias and racist statement right there! If your racist your probably Conservative! What is the sense in saying he disappeared in a town where racial tensions run high what does this have to do with anything? Until his Murderers are found (caught) we are all just speculating! The facts show he was a (former) drug user and possible thief ! And this may be a conservative value but if you steal $ even from an employer its theft! maybe that would be the best place to start the investigation! His truck was found at a package store (and yes thats a liquor store) drugs were found in his system, Do you think this evidence was planted by the Sheriffs office or the M.E.?Why is everbody screaming racism has there been reports of White mob violence in this town before? Surely that would have been covered by MSNBC! Why is it so hard to believe he may have relapsed? Because he was a professional? Nurses,Doctors and therapist can be drug users also! Why so quick to blame racism?

          • blaze68

            Agreed! Many of these people posting on here will simply disappear from this site if it turns out another black did this to him.

          • TheLiberalEater

            shut up idiot

          • renagle

            Bullshite. I’m conservative and it’s not that I’m not ‘necessarily’ a racist. I’m NOT a racist. Racists are racists. Period. Posting ignorant sweeping generalizations as some sort of fact shows your complete ignorance. As for the victim, this is horrifying. If this poor man was murdered due to the color of his skin, I look forward to the capture and death penalty sentences to those who’d commit such a disgusting act on what appears to be, a beloved individual.

          • truth

            Be careful who you argue with truthteller. blaze68 already
            said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked him if he had proof for saying
            emphatically “he was not murdered” This sums up who you are arguing
            with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all
            proof to the contrary.

        • blueeyedsong

          Since this article said there was a federal indictment, I’m sure the Justice Dept. will uncover the truth, then. They will know if this story is an outright lie. I don’t think those people in Jasper knew this story would get national attention. Such a heinous crime!

          • blaze68

            Well maybe you’re right. Maybe it was murder. But the crime didn’t happen in Jasper it happened 45 minutes away in Sabina County.
            Is a white murderer any more ‘heinous’ for targeting a black guy than a black gang member that targets another black in inner city Chicago or Detroit?

          • Jac

            Murder is murder. Regardless of where it happens but law enforcement is getting paid to solve crime and not cover it up. The sheriff must have thought he was untouchable. He probably got away with other stuff too. Karma is a bitch.

          • blaze68

            Yeah you know them racists cops, heck we should just imprison all of them with no proof. Heck we don’t even need a trial right Jac?
            Just get a rope.

            See how that works? You become just like the people you supposedly despise.

      • blaze68

        Yeah cause there’s just a slew of murderers running around SOMEHOW getting a guy in scrubs to run off and leave the relative safety of the store for no seemingly apparent reason.
        Yeah.

        • temp

          the relative safety of the store? I suggest you actually do some research into the real story and not merely stop when you find what you think suffices as “more to the story” – he maintained his innocence against the federal charges which deserves being said. Further, another woman’s husband was recently beaten in the same location where Alfred’s truck broke down. I’m not making any assertions, but am merely trying to show you that YOU are the one who is absurdly working under your own assumptions. Try harder or give up.

          • sawman71

            Who was charged in this husbands beating and if you are making no assertions why would you bring this up?Again what reports of White mob violence have been reported to the police why no media coverage? A whole town is covering up assaults by groups of White meth dealers and addicts who go around beating and murdering people? In what world do you live in? In just the last 20 posts there have been a ridiculous amounts of discrepancies like he was wearing scrubs or not, he was parked at a package store to go for a run or his truck broke down,he was on drugs but he was a former addict! He was a professional but he stole from the company he worked for! There are racial tensions in the town but nobody says by who!The police dept. are covering up something but the investigation is not complete!He was a addict but somebody planted the evidence in his body! Look if you didnt know the victim step back take a breath and look at the absurdity of some of these post! If you dont live in the town and know whats going on there stop speculating until the results of the investigation are released!

          • Sam Winterhalder

            Please do us all in California a huge favor and stay in Jasper, Tx.

          • blaze68

            I can see I’m not the only one being subjected to your screams of racism.
            Why don’t you try disputing facts or making the argument that there was a conspiracy?
            I’ll tell you why. Because you have NOTHING to support your ‘conspiracy’ theories.

          • wecandobetter

            Ok blaze, i’m with you. Nothing to support it, you are right! I mean the fact there are so many questions means NOTHING is present to support conspiracy. These are all an unfortunate group of coincidences. I mean I don’t know that for sure. But I know it to be true enough that I can say there is NOTHING to support conspiracy. That doesn’t reveal anything about me. It just means that all these questions, I simply dismiss because I see NOTHING that even possibly alludes to a conspiracy. I don’t care what questions arise, I’ll apply random possible-unproven-ideas to dismiss them than to let anyone think there is a racist conspiracy going on here. I mean really, who wouldn’t do that??

          • sawman71

            No worries there sam California sounds like a nightmare nowadays! I will stay out of California if you promise to stay out of Alabama! Dont you have better things to comment on like the Mississippi state flag offends you libtards in Cali! or do we have to pass another bill without reading it before we know whats in it!

      • blaze68

        Or ‘maybe’ he ran off in a meth induced paranoid fog.

        • wecandobetter

          No drug history and conscious enough to have a conversation with his loved one and then suddenly BOOM, meth induced fog! That happens all the time! Driving, speaking and then BOOM, off running. What a logical explanation on a case with so many questions. If I accept that, does it make me racist? NO! It just means I’ll accept a nonsensical answer in situations where the truth has yet to come out rather than push hard for truth to come to light. That’s how everyone is, especially the sheriff of that county who guessed the drugs in alfreds system right on!

    • blaze68

      Yep! It could NOT have been because he was on meth and cocaine and was paranoid as h–l.
      Nope!

      • wecandobetter

        I love seeing blaze68 argue so hard for the sheriffs argument. He and I are on the same page! He dismisses ppl’s questions with explanations of animals using fork and knives making clean cuts in the human body and not chewing on it, as ALL animals do. I mean its 2014! So after dismissing those arguments, he argues for the sheriffs bs points and the validity of the sheriffs actions. Does that reveal a bias? NO! It means he just accepts nonsense reasoning and creates bs to negate logical questioning. What do you mean, that’s the definition of bias??? As more facts come out, you think he’ll just right them off as well?? NO! wait, actually, yes, he probably will.

    • wecandobetter

      Damn right that sounds ridiculous. Also has come out that there was a cop in that store who also took the lead on the investigation and issued the search stop after four days. I can’t wait for more details to come out. There is so much shady crap here. I love how some people try desperately hard to dismiss obvious questions with ridiculous explanations.

  • AfricanAtlantian

    What in the hell?

  • Brenda Parran

    Sure, I’ll help you find answers…What was the wife doing? Was there an increase in life insurance? And was he an avenue for her to gain financial wealth? I mean really, these people will stop at nothing. Only a hateful person would cut a humans ear off. CAN YOU SAY HATE CRIME INVOLVING WIFE!!!

    • Tracie L. Wright

      Brenda, I think you are wrong to accuse his wife simply because she is white! I am appalled that you would even suggest such a thing after reading this article which in no way implicates the wife. Your comments are just as racist as your accusation. Shame on you!

      • Honeydip

        Tracie not one time did Brenda blame his wife BC she’s white so why would you even bring that up? Ppl be so damn quick to throw the black/white card
        .. You must don’t watch criminal shows on TV and Snapped? The first suspect is “ALWAYS” the Spouce. I would question her ass too BC if she heard heavy breathing and knew something was wrong then why wouldn’t she call for extra help? Who gives a damn what color she is, wrong is wrong and right is right
        .. ppl will do anything if they are not happy in their marriage.

        • tony stars

          Your grammar and spelling skills explain it all.

          • Aaron Rowan

            Get a life.

          • blaze68

            Get an education.

          • Lewis J W Sim

            Lol, there you go again with the grammar and shit. If you can’t understand what she’s trying to say, then you’re no smarter than her.

          • LoveBRT

            Soooo what… we knew what she was stating!!! Who cares… we all make typo’s sometime… This is not a “English 101 Class”! Sooooo … please cut it out!!

          • blaze68

            Sorry I don’t speak gibberish. Learn to write. And for God’s sake learn to conjugate verbs.

          • Lewis J W Sim

            Fuck you nigger

          • blaze68

            Actually my ancestors are ‘NIGERIAN” as in coming from the Niger delta.
            But hey not a bad guess for an illiterate!

          • └A

            Actually,* It aint gay to suck dick

          • blaze68

            Well that’s good you feel that way. After all, there is no reason you should feel ‘gay’ or ‘guilty’ about suking dik.
            But, honestly? Pu$$y is so much better, you should give it a try..for once.

          • Lewis J W Sim

            I see why everyone hates us

          • blaze68

            Yeah the illiterate normally hate the literate as being ‘privileged’ (read: we paid attention in English class and had parents who corrected us on bad grammar).
            Oh the humanity!

          • └A

            Dude shut up ! You’re annoying as hell

          • └A

            He owned you already, bro. You’re trying to get ahead of an already lost battle. Enough with your ad hominem attacks. Lmao. :D Has no argument so he resorts to pointing out mistakes in people’s grammar. typical

          • brewskiss

            What did she spell wrong other than spouse?…am I missing something here

          • mr google

            yeah you missed a lot go back reread and try again

          • MrMr

            “Yeah, you missed a lot. Go back, reread, and try again”-There I fixed it for you. Now go back and try again.

          • mr google

            Just for you.

          • Kirsten

            I believe it was all the grammar mistakes as well.. ” you must don’t watch…”

          • blaze68

            Yeah that and the whole conjugating of verbs thing. She must have missed that class that was taught all throughout elementary school.

          • jade

            “Ppl be so damn”

            “You must don’t watch”

          • andy hazel

            “you must don’t “come on !

          • blaze68

            You’re kidding right?

            Brenda said “Ppl be so damn”

            Corrected: People ARE So damn…

            “You must don’t watch criminal shows”

            Corrected: You must NOT watch criminal shows

            It’s really not that hard to speak correctly and people are more likely to take you seriously.

          • Da Train

            Why is grammar always the token well spoken persons point of interest your statement on someones grammar says it all about you BIGOT !

          • Sally

            Da train, your a fukking retard too.

          • savor

            HEY KETTLE… YOU KNOW YOU’RE BLACK TOO, RIGHT? – The Pot

          • Pretty Girl

            Priceless…. I’m dying over here hahaha

          • blaze68

            yeah! You can’t make this stuff up.

          • baysavage

            lolololol you win the internets today!!!! best comment so far

          • SureBet

            You literally just made me laugh out loud! Lmao… still laughing

          • blaze68

            Nah Sally can actually speak English.

          • uallracist

            Lol…right? Honestly, learn some basic English if you would like to be taken seriously. In other words: fo sho. People be trippin cuz I dont talk the whitey but it aint no thang cuz cracker be all stoopid up in my grill bout some crazy sheite.

          • Porky pig

            STFU nigger….

          • blaze68

            nah I hope she keeps it up, it’s free comedy!

          • Tocarra

            Its called slang. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

          • blaze68

            That’s the problem, we can’t read gibberish.

          • blaze68

            LOLOLOLOLOL. OMFG that is the funniest post I’ve seen in a wekk. (crying) omfg.

            hahahahhahahahha

            ha! I just noticed your username: “uallracist” hahahahahhaha

          • Jay

            *You’re and fucking

          • Ashy_ankles

            Sally, it’s “you’re” or “you are”, not “your a…”

          • http://clintjcl.tumblr.com/ ClintJCL

            Says the person who can’t spell “the”, “you’re”, or “fucking”…

          • blaze68

            LOLOL. Nothing is more classic than one illiterate coming to the defense of another illiterate.
            You can’t make this stuff up.

            In fact I think I need an interpreter to figure out what she said.

          • LoveBRT

            whose a “Bigot” here?? Stop this… we were giving our opinions on a “subject matter”… not an English Class!!!

          • Alexander

            Regardless of how she stated it, she has a valid point. In any investigation the spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, people closest to the victim are the initial suspects, ruled in or out as soon as possible. Tony, you are fortunate if you are an editor or proofreader and never make mistakes. I’m not sure what is to be gained by berated others because you do not agree with them. Surely an intelligent person has a better way of disagreeing. Proofread that.

          • LoveBRT

            Amen!!!

          • Taylor Bodie

            Negative! Alexander, go re-read her statement. I agree that most crimes like this involve a person you know, but that’s not the original issue with what she said. Her statement is a perpetuation of the “hate” in which she is speaking out against!

          • blaze68

            Making typos is one thing, speaking in some ebonics bullshit is a totally different matter.

          • savor

            LOL “you must don’t watch” lolololo

          • Donna Mack Rn-bsn Ccrn

            Lol I said the same thing

          • blaze68

            Yep yep.

            “Gir’friend be trippin yo, dey tink you hafta speek english or somfin”

            Good grief. English is not that hard.

          • blaze68

            Yeah apparently the whole ability to conjugate the verb “Be” is lost on some people.

        • Tracy She’saBrikhouse

          ummm yes she did…..if the wife did it it would not be a hate crime except for the fact she was white…..so yes, Brenda did say that.

        • Calvin375

          Honeydip, reading is fundamental and you need to try it sometimes!!! Apparently, your reading comprehension skills are very poor. Please re-read what Brenda said, suggested and allured to; Did you ever stop to ask yourself, who are “these people”?!

          • DD

            “allured to”?

          • Taylor Bodie

            Really? The (r) is right beside the (d) on the key board who cares? We are all hopping its not a hate crime and race issue that we are talking about here. Why is every one so concerned with dumb issues like grammar and spelling.

          • blaze68

            Yeah lol.
            Allured: “To attract or charm” lol
            You can’t make this stuff up if you tried.

          • blaze68

            Good point.

            But the word you’re looking for is “ALLUDED”.
            Allured means to ‘charm or attract’.

          • Calvin375

            Thank you for that correction. I’d just misspelled in writing in multiple posts.

        • nina

          learn how to spell please and thank you

        • gw

          you idiot, the wife had nothing to do with it, i guess all those criminal shows you watch , did nothing for you, this is a hate crime, some one or persons did this to this man in ” Texas” they racist as hell there still and who ever says different is a DAMN LIE! they hate to see black ppl become something or make a good life for themselves , not to mention he had a white wife and in their eyes.. (racist whites).. thats enough to kill you… so yall keep pretending if you want. and the police will cover itup cause they racist as hell too.

          • A.C.Latree

            Gw I m with you on this. Too much of this going on and no justice seems to ever arise from such hate crimes. God will punish all parties responsible for this man s death. And the people covering up the true facts.

          • Franklin Owen

            Amen, my brother.

          • blaze68

            What are the true facts?

          • Texas

            Of course it’s a “Hate Crime”, gw. It’s always a hate crime when something bad happens to a Black man. Its never a hate crime when black attacks white, its just labeled a lack of opportunuty in the black community. Maybe other blacks didn’t like him having a white wife. Yea yea, we’re all racist here in Texas. Not like Chicago where blacks kill whites every day. They’re not racist at all up there in the Gun Free Zone Paradise, right?

          • Drizzle

            You sound kinda hateful. Apparently it WAS a hate crime. Not everybody IN Texas is racist, but Texas is notoriously known be for being extremely racist lol. We all know that. I dont think his wife had anything to do with it, i think thats taking it too far. But really? A black man by himself in area KNOWN for blatant racism ends up missing, the cops do absolutely nothing, and then they find him damn near 2 months later in the woods with his throat slit and his ear missing, but this is just a random murder though? And excuse, black folks dont run around killing white folks just because they’re white. I dont think I have EVER heard of a white dude getting hanged by black folks in the woods. I dont think Ive EVER heard of black folks tying white folks up to the back of pick up trucks and dragging them for the 3 miles just to leave them abandoned in the middle of no where. This was a HATE crime period. I figured that was obvious though

          • EQ4ALL
          • blaze68

            “Apparently it was a hate crime”
            Really? You know this how?

          • L

            I’m from Chicago. Unfortunately, blacks kill blacks in their own neighborhood. They are not killing whites. White people usually wouldn’t have issues in a predominantly black neighborhood here. They definitely will not go out of there way to kill them. I’m speaking of Chicago only right now. I’m not sure where you received your information. That is only in certain areas. I hope you don’t think that’s how the whole city acts. Don’t talk blindly. If somebody black murdered someone white, it’d be all over the news here. We have quite a bit of diverse areas. I’m sure there are diverse areas in Texas, but I’m sure everyone knows where they shouldn’t go.

          • Ray

            Thank you. I reside in Chicago and I don’t know where blacks have gone around killing whites. That’s a blatant lie! Also if white live among black TRUST me they don’t fear them here or have any reason to fear them.

          • True Colors

            Thank you. I’m from Chicago too and I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to take a breath and hold my tongue when racist whites like the one above start spewing boogeyman fables. There is black on white crime, but it’s not in the same stratosphere compared to the intraracial violence. The main victims are black youth and thugs. Some of these folks need to state the facts, not reality as they want it to be.

          • Guest

            This is the script that the Right is using to silence black dissent over racial violence. Shame on you.

          • D

            Really? Try again.

            I’m from Chicago AND work for CPD….. Keep reading the media BS.

            As for whites being ok in black areas? HAH….ok.

            Hate crimes happen the other way around too, and they happen….more than you think. The news just doesn’t like to publish them because it doesn’t sell.

          • Brandi

            Amen! I’m also from Chicago and was checking to see if someone else had said it before I reiterated. Blacks don’t kill whites in Chicago, they kill other black people. My aunt and uncle used to live a couple streets over from a notoriously bad black neighborhood, and I would walk through there all the time with my twin cousins (we’re all white by the way) when I would babysit, and the guys I walked by actually went out of their way to make sure to comment on how cute my cousins are and help with the double stroller if I needed it. Never once did I have any problems walking through there. I will say though, that when I’m out with my boyfriend (it’s me and him in my avatar photo), when we get nasty looks from someone, it’s a black person. I honestly don’t understand it. Both of our families love both of us, and in public white people and black people alike will say how cute we are together, or they’ll tell one of us “You did good with that one!” (<-my gramma tells me that all the time lol), but when someone makes a snide remark, or gives a nasty look, every single time it's been a black person, and I really, truly, just don't understand it.

          • Da Train

            VERY GOOD POINT ….AND IM A BLK MAN WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND ALL BROTHERS N SISTERS IN CHRIST ITS TIME WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND SHARE THE LOVE !

          • moloro85

            I am a white woman who lives in texas. I’m not resist and @Da train your comment is the best I have read so far. We need to come together work together and find out who did this.

          • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

            ummm according to the news the only killing going on Chicago is BLACK ON BLACK,

          • Lonnell773

            I hate when some people think when racism is brought up its immediately a way to blame to whole entire white race. We know that not all white people in Texas are racist, hell I know that personally. That doesn’t exclude this situation from being a hate crime. I remember a trip I took to Atlanta, Texas, which is only a few hours from Jasper, I was taking pictures of my friends alongside the railroad tracks. They live there, but I live in Chicago by the way. I thought it would be nice to show them in a rural setting to give an East Texas feel to the photography. I was adjusting my ISO settings while they kept looking around awkwardly asking me to hurry it up. I’m saying I can’t rush it I need to get everything just right, but they were saying NO we have to go, lets hurry this up. We can’t be here, we have to leave Asap. I asked what the problem was with us taking pictures near the railroad tracks? They said they’ll tell me later. After we got in the car and left they’re response to my question was “you’re a city boy so you wouldn’t understand, but down here in East Texas they still lynch black people and we were in a spot where they do just that. I had no idea being I live in Chicago, but clearly I know just as much about Texas as you do about Chicago. Blacks don’t go around killing whites just because they’re white. If a black person kills a white person in Chicago its moreso because of a robbery, which can happen to another black person as well. This also includes Hispanics robbing and killing black and white people for the same reason. Race is rarely the reason, moreso opportunity to take what someone else has and try to get away with it. This is referred to as street robberies and most of the time it happens at night when someone is coming off of an L-train.

          • Jinetrix

            Lonnell, Texas was saying what he was because someone did in fact say all white people in Texas are racist, GW did.

            GW: “this is a hate crime, some one or persons did this to this man in ” Texas” they racist as hell there still and who ever says different is a DAMN LIE!”

          • tiny

            Where in that sentence does it say, “all white people”? “they” is a general term he used to describe the type of people. No color or race was specifically referenced, so I fail to see your point. In my personal statement I would like to say this, a first hand experience is valued more than shared stories. No one on this blog will be able to understand what really goes on here, unless they were to experience it for themselves. I myself use to live in a small community of Polk County, TX named Corrigan-Camden. Active discrimination of minorities is still very pronounced in small towns, communities and villages in East Texas. The area of Southeast Texas called the, “Golden Triangle” has and is still notorious for such crime like this. People in that region of Texas will either have nothing to do with black people or they will make a judgement on whether or not you are “black” or ” a nigga”. It seems as for some people, they take a halfway stance and then others just don’t care for black people at all, especially in areas like: Beaumont, Port Arthur, Liberty, Dayton, Huffman, Kountze,Silsbee,Vidor,Orange, Zavalla, Jasper and Newton. Racism is everywhere and it is well and alive, I currently go to college in a small country town called, Prairie View, TX. Not too far away from here is a small town called Waller, TX, I myself have actually seen “KKK” members having a meeting and they are not scared or are hiding anything from anyone, they will let you know you are not welcome and the thing is Waller County is home to an HBCU (Historically black college university) and the land Prairie View is currently located, used to be a plantation for which slave lived on and died on.

          • Jinetrix

            Well by saying “they racist as hell in Texas” and “they hate to see a black man be successful and get anything”, it’s kind of implied. If you wanna try to defend him that’s cool do as you please, but people like him and the original poster are part of the problem not the solution.

            Hate begets hate and I don’t deny that this is almost 100% a hate crime involving the sheriffs, I don’t deny there are racists everywhere, but to say “they racist as hell in Texas and if you say different you a damn lie, they just hate to see a black man get anywhere” just smacks of ignorance and the exact same racism he’s trying to decry.

            That’s my two cents, if you don’t feel the same that’s cool too we all have opinions. I’m just saying if I said something along the lines of “they racist as hell in Turkey and if you say different you a damn lie, they just hate to see a white man get anywhere” you’d know exactly what I was trying to say.

          • Jinetrix

            Oh also:

            “some one or persons did this to this man in ” Texas” they racist as hell there still and who ever says different is a DAMN LIE! they hate to see black ppl become something or make a good life for themselves , not to mention he had a white wife and in their eyes.. (racist whites).. thats enough to kill you… so yall keep pretending if you want. and the police will cover itup cause they racist as hell too.”

            He did say whites, and he clarified that they and their means whites. If THEY are racist as hell there, and in THEIR eyes (racist whites) that is a rather wide brush to be painting with.

          • Sweettea59

            Wow, but true. People this is a tragedy no matter who did it. Question to my people, what can we do to stop it.

          • Tonya Smith

            This is the saddest, most openly racist thing I have ever read in my entire life. It brings shame to me to be an American, and that in 2014 we continue to allow these crimes to occur. Stupid people breeding stupid people, with small brains who can’t think for themselves. and are so insecure in their anatomy and mental capacity that they need to take out their inner rage on someone because they feel they are less significant than them. This is a hate that should have died out so long ago, I just don’t understand,nor will I ever the severity of hate upon another human being for the basic color of his/her skin. Sickening.

          • Ren

            This sickens me. I cannot believe this type of hate still resides in the heart of people today. It doesn’t matter the color or the race of this man, what matters is to find this low life trash and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. If it does come to light this is/was a hate crime, shame on the “good ol’ boy” police system that is protecting the bastards by tying to covering this up. They should be prosecuted as well. I’m ashamed to say I live in Texas. Slavery ended a long time ago and it should have never happened then.

          • GTFOHP

            Texas where were you and what were you doing on the month of November in 2013?

          • Taylor Bodie

            Ok I’ll give you credit that is funny. But check this out I don’t care what color your skin is if you are shitty then that’s that. I must say that just in looking at the odds of this scenario (my own opinion aside) it seems ok for people to say that a white on black crime is a hate crime but not the vise-versa. That makes no sense cause all races have racist people, and will commit race crimes base on their ignorance. Please look up Chris Lane, the game punch out, or the Trayvon case after the verdict was given and Zimmerman isn’t even white. Black on white happens all the time and white on black happens all the time, the world is a shitty place. individuals that refuse to acknowledge both are in the same boat of prejudice.

          • GTFOHP

            All jokes aside…Taylor you are absolutely right!!! And I agree all races including my own are full of hatred! And I hate that. I wish we could really just learn from one another and get past all of the ignorance. People should be punished if they commit any crime against another regardless if your Black, White, Mexican or Asian.

          • Swol562

            100% true

          • Deacon_Sam1

            Blacks kill blacks in Chicago everyday. Show me where a white person dies at the hands of a black person every single day in Chicago. The reason people assume it’s a hate crime, because that man was tortured and the autopsy report indicated he died of a drug overdose.

          • blaze68

            Even the second medical examiner hired by the family could not conclusively say he was tortured or murdered.

          • Keisha Rogers

            WHEN BLACK PEOPLE KILL SOMEONE, THEY ARE PUNISHED FOR THE CRIME THAT THEY COMMITTED. DEPENDING ON THE STATE SOMETIMES THE CRIME DOESNT FIT THE PUNISHMENT.

          • blaze68

            Yeah tell that to the victims of OJ Simpson.
            No they don’t always get punished.

          • SayEord

            Amen. Well said.

          • Keren Jeanne

            yes belief it is a hate crime, but poss not involving the wife.

          • blaze68

            When someone is murdered the first question that should be asked is “who has the most to gain from his death?”
            In this case you could make an argument that she is a suspect:
            1) She told him “I can’t come pick you up because the kids are sick”. Um What? Your husband is stranded and you can’t come pick him up? Maybe she didn’t want to be there because she knew what was going to happen.
            2) If he had life insurance, she’d most likely be the beneficiary.
            3) She reported to police that she found bank charges for 3 different hotels while she and the kids were out of town the month before.
            4) He was facing possible prison time on the embezzlement charge.
            5) She made a point of telling police that he sometimes used a drug that made him paranoid. Why tell them that? Unless she wanted to give them a preconceived notion that his own actions led to his death.

            Come to think of it, I hope the rangers and feds are including her in the list of suspects.

          • KB

            I really hope this was meant to be a sarcastic statement because if it is what papers do you read or better yet what planet do you come from???

          • Enough

            Texas, your post oozes snark. Inappropriate snark. You would be hard pressed to find any substantive reports indicating that blacks ‘target’ whites for murder simply because they are white…either in Chicago or practically any U.S. city. Lest you become puffed up with righteous indignation over your assumptive interpretation of my statement, let me clarify: I did not say that blacks have not or will not commit murder against a white person based on racism. I stated and meant that it is indeed a rare occurrence. As many have pointed out to you, crimes committed by blacks against whites tend to be opportunistic in nature with the primary goal being gain. The atrocities perpetrated by blacks against blacks is a widespread plague. Now, let’s address the perceived ‘racist’ or erroneously outraged and suspicious tone, by others’ postings, that you’ve taken umbrage to. Being black in America, only a black neophyte would be unaware of the history and continued racism propagated against us…by some whites and other races. No, ‘Texas’, not all of Texas is racist and not all blacks’ deaths at the hand of whites are necessarily motivated by hate. Unfortunately though, entirely too many nationwide and way too many in Texas are. Giving the region of Texas where this tragedy occurred, as well as its renown on race matters, my 3 year old would draw the same conclusion that it is indeed much more likely to be little other than a hate crime. Of course we do not have the most pertinent details. We are, after all, the general public and thus, exempt. With the information that is being disseminated, only a select few in some unflattering categories would be willfully and woefully, both ignorant and insensitive enough not to give credence to the hate crime theory. As for your argument that maybe someone black was angered enough about his interracial marriage to kill him? We are a lot more accepting and tolerant of such than whites tend to be. The circumstances surrounding this young man’s death are rancid! The search and subsequent ‘investigation’ are laughable at best and insulting to his family, friends, community and ALL people. Your callous and misplaced sarcasm, which is clearly meant to be further demeaning, speaks ill of your true feelings on issues of race. #MissUsWithYourBull

          • EnoughCLARIFIED

            Texas, your post oozes snark. Inappropriate snark. You would be hard pressed to find any substantive reports indicating that blacks ‘target’ whites for murder simply because they are white…either in Chicago or practically any U.S. city. Lest you become puffed up with righteous indignation over your assumptive interpretation of my statement, let me clarify: I did not say that blacks have not or will not commit murder against a white person based on racism. I stated and meant that it is indeed a rare occurrence. As many have pointed out to you, crimes committed by blacks against whites tend to be opportunistic in nature with the primary goal being gain. The atrocities perpetrated by blacks against blacks is a widespread plague. Now, let’s address the perceived ‘racist’ or erroneously outraged and suspicious tone, by others’ postings, that you’ve taken umbrage to. Being black in America, ,as much as I would like to include the world; I must speak of which I know, only a black neophyte would be unaware of the history and continued racism propagated against us…by some whites and other races. No, ‘Texas’, not all of Texas is racist and not all blacks’ deaths at the hand of whites are necessarily motivated by hate. Unfortunately though, entirely too many nationwide and way too many in Texas are. Giving the region of Texas where this tragedy occurred, as well as its renown on race matters, my 3 year old would draw the same conclusion that it is indeed much more likely to be little other than a hate crime. Of course we do not have the most pertinent details. We are, after all, the general public and thus, exempt. With the information that is being disseminated, only a select few in some unflattering categories would be willfully and woefully, both ignorant and insensitive enough not to give credence to the hate crime theory. As for your argument that maybe someone black was angered enough about his interracial marriage to kill him? We are a lot more accepting and tolerant of such than whites tend to be. The circumstances surrounding this young man’s death are rancid! The search and subsequent ‘investigation’ are laughable at best and insulting to his family, friends, community and ALL people. Your callous and misplaced sarcasm, which is clearly meant to be further demeaning, speaks ill of your true feelings on issues of race. #MissUsWithYourBull

          • family of both

            this is a very sad situation , if it was to do w/ drugs or not nobody needs to be done like this ?

          • Dreama41

            The whole basis of your argument is dumb and unfounded. When has blacks ever lynched whites, tortured them, dragged them for miles from vehicles and left their bodies in some remote area? I’ve never heard of it. There are areas still to this day that black people dare not set foot in if they want to remain alive; and you have the audacity to write such garbage. If you can’t see that this is clearly a hate crime then you’re hopeless. No one every said all white people in Texas are racist, you choose to take that on, which is very telling. Maybe you are a racist. And don’t even get me started, talking about “gun paradise.” Just about everyone in the south owns a gun, so stop acting like guns are only found in the cities. I don’t know where you’re getting your information from, but blacks aren’t killing whites in Chicago or anywhere else everyday. That’s some lame crap you made up to justify what has happened to this man, you are a sole less pig. You should be ashamed.

          • Truthteller33

            Huh? What does that have to do with this man’s murder? Can’t you bigots ever stay on topic?

          • Marebito

            Texas – in New York, if there’s a violent crime and proved racially motivated, it’s a hate crime. Black attacks White = Hate Crime
            White attacks Black = Hate Crime and so forth.

          • guest

            Please re-read your history, and maybe then you will understand why this has been called a ‘hate crime’. I’m sure if it was a ‘black on black’ issue, the statements given would have categorically stated that Alfred Wright, was chased by a black person or persons, therefore making sure without a doubt that, this was indeed not a HATE CRIME.

          • blaze68

            Shhh dude. These guys will gang rape you for spouting out facts lol.

          • Keren Jeanne

            how many hites were kild by blacks n chicago???

          • acmoreno

            gw, you paint with such a broad brush. Not everyone in Texas is racist. This “white” guy did quite a bit for the black community and helped several young black men financially and emotionally. Quit listening to Farrakhan so much. The devil resides in all neighborhoods.

          • Dustin

            You’re an idiot. Do you live in Texas? I do and I know that what you said here is complete BS. What we can’t stand in Texas is, people like you that are eat up with the propaganda that your ‘Rev.’ Al and Jesse have TOLD you to believe. .

          • JT

            Who is this “Your” you’re referring to? I don’t go around telling white people “Your President Bush” destroyed our economy. Dustin watch what you say it’s unbecoming of you. I’m an educated black man and personally I’m not fond of Al or Jesse. Go jump off a cliff, Thanks.

          • Dustin

            Oh here we go. Another, “I’m educated,” so I’m smarter and know everything, guy. This man was most likely killed because he was black or because he was black and married to a white woman. I don’t doubt that one bit. However, you claiming that people in Texas hate blacks is no different than me making a statement that all black people like fried chicken. It’s rediculous and complete BS! Since you’re so educated, why don’t you act it instead of doing what your type despise, and that’s stereotyping. “Watch what I say”? Ha practice what you preach, professor.

          • JT

            I could be blue, orange, purple, or white and your sentiments would still be ignorant. I didn’t claim anything about individuals in Texas BROHAM, my comment was based solely on your hyperbole concerning “My People” i.e Al and Jesse. Since you want to make a mockery of yourself… YES! Many parts of the south INCLUDING Texas are still living in a “Jim Crow” State of Mind. I’ve witnessed it personally in Texas; purse clutching, talking under the breath when I walk by, the locking of doors. It isn’t stereotyping when you’ve lived it. So how about you wake up student of mine and realize racism, prejudice, and inequality is still very much alive.
            signed-
            “The Guy” who doesn’t mind schooling you!

          • Guest

            I didn’t realize that you were not the original poster. My bad. I also never said “your people.” Thanks for putting words in my mouth. As far as Jim Crow laws, what a load of crap. Sure there are racist out there. There’s no denying that. What you’re forgetting is that it goes both ways. I’ve had women clutch their purses when I walk by, too. I don’t believe that it’s a black/white thing quite as much as you claim. It is a society of nobody trusts anybody anymore. Are you going to sit there and tell me that every time I walk through a group of black people, or interact with a black person that they’re ALL going to say what a nice guy I am? NO! I too have had black men basically refuse to talk to me at my place of employment, unless that absolutely had to. Automatically I’m a racist redneck! Nut do I whine about and claim that all blacks are racists? Nope, sorry. I don’t let it bother me and I move on and let them dwell in their pity party. I treat everyone I come into contact with, with respect and equally. To say that an entire state feels that way is absurd. It must really suck waking up everyday and constantly feeling like a victim. Rise above it, “educated, black man!” You and I know that keeping a chip on your shoulder doesn’t make it better.

          • Calvin375

            Guest, you know you’ve just lost credibility with me when you threw in that half slap racist slur in saying “educated black man”! Do you do that often? If so, then I know why the African American men wont speak to you at your job. Think about that the next time when you’re being both sarcastic and racially condescending.

          • GUEST

            First of all, I’m not the same “guest” you were referring to. It is obvious that was Dustin because he immediately posted the same word-for-word comment under his own name. And for the record, I’m also not going to take sides either way. But, since the phrase “educated black man” is the entire premise of your comment, I have to point out that it was JT who referred to HIMSELF as an “educated black man” and Dustin was simply quoting him (hence the quotation marks around the phrase), so it was not a “half slap racist slur” nor was it “both sarcastic and racially condescending”. In the future, it might be wise to read the entire conversation rather than taking one phrase out of context, making assumptions and then throwing out unfounded accusations.

          • Calvin375

            The response is directly under the comments I’ve read thoroughly. Under the right name “Guest”. So I’ve read the comments very thoroughly and if you’re responding to me, you’re the one that the reply was meant for considering it’s right below yours. You’ve also seem to be quoting every word I’d say verbatim. It is you who wrote ” I too have had black men basically refuse to talk to me at my place of employment, unless that absolutely had to”. So I comprehend very well and responded in kind. I know exactly who the comments were attended.
            I’ve JT’s and Dustin’s comments and I’ve also read yours very well and my responses to you were accurately direct towards you. Your comments lost valor when you thought you were being sarcastic and whether you know it or not, you were racially condescending when you said “It must really suck waking up everyday and constantly feeling like a victim. Rise above it, “educated, black man!” You and I know that keeping a chip on your shoulder doesn’t make it better.”
            I believe and further understand why the African American men don’t speak to you. So in the future, it might be wise of you to take constructive criticism when it is given to you directly Guest and never assume. Always ask first.

          • Dustin

            didn’t realize that you were not the original poster. My bad. I also never said “your people.” Thanks for putting words in my mouth. As far as Jim Crow laws, what a load of crap. Sure there are racist out there. There’s no denying that. What you’re forgetting is that it goes both ways. I’ve had women clutch their purses when I walk by, too. I don’t believe that it’s a black/white thing quite as much as you claim. It is a society of nobody trusts anybody anymore. Are you going to sit there and tell me that every time I walk through a group of black people, or interact with a black person that they’re ALL going to say what a nice guy I am? NO! I too have had black men basically refuse to talk to me at my place of employment, unless that absolutely had to. Automatically I’m a racist redneck! Nut do I whine about and claim that all blacks are racists? Nope, sorry. I don’t let it bother me and I move on and let them dwell in their pity party. I treat everyone I come into contact with, with respect and equally. To say that an entire state feels that way is absurd. It must really suck waking up everyday and constantly feeling like a victim. Rise above it, “educated, black man!” You and I know that keeping a chip on your shoulder doesn’t make it better.

          • Brandon Mccullar

            I’m a white man from Texas, and i will state the fact that your all right. We do have racists here, of all colors. And for anyone to think this wasn’t a crime of passion is a complete fool. I mean no matter what race you are, for a person to be evil enough to commit such an act is a hate crime in its own. We are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of or creator. And i wish humanity as a whole could understand that. But how society is set up and controlled by bull shit media and press, we are never gonna overcome the racial tension. Because there are to many people thinking like neanderthals and completely disregarding a higher level of thought process, that the world will be stick in the same messed up loop of hate and destruction. I hope one day we can all get past the bs. Cause everyone is the same in my eyes, we are all humans.

          • blaze68

            Crime of passion involves two lovers/spouses/etc.
            Two strangers can’t have a ‘crime of passion’
            But, I do think you’re right though not in the way you intended.
            I think the wife is highly suspect.

          • Lol

            You’re an idiot.

          • 张国拉里

            what is your point! really?

          • Dustin

            My point is that the original post said that the state of Texas hates blacks. It’s BS. It’s pretty obvious if you’ll read my post.

          • SayWord

            Lol, then you end with..”Go jump off a cliff” you’re just as bad and equally as guilty. I call hate crime for a black man telling a white dude to go jump off a cliff. Lol, gtfo here with your blabbering

          • blaze68

            well said!

          • SayWord

            Where are your statistics proving racism is what it is in Texas? Your argument is invalid here

          • SayWord

            To whomever disliked my comment – what’s your reasoning for that? ‘Gw’ made a claim stating that the wife did it (which if Gw knows, then why is this case still open?) Because she’s white, therefor it’s a hate crime on the husband because he’s black. They were married which flaws that to begin with – No proof indicating the wife had anything to do with his murder – she did call for help – and he was in a single town known for racism, sure, there is still racism in places – but to call out Texas as a whole saying its prime for racial acts of violence is ignorant and naive. Your opinion is solely an opinion on this matter. Become a criminal investigator, expert on racial profiling & psychology, then we’ll talk – Or, as I stated above – List me your viable sources and we’ll go from there. Your hearsay is flawed all around. “Hate crime”…ha.

          • Calvin375

            GW, said, “the wife had nothing to do with it”. I think you would like to recant both of your statements. Please re-read GW’s comments. It’s still a hate crime based on the evidence and the lack of support and assistance from the local authorities.

          • Calvin375

            Quote; “you idiot, the wife had nothing to do with it, i guess all those criminal shows you watch , did nothing for you, this is a hate crime” Unquote.

          • blaze68

            I ‘liked your other post but this one I have to disagree with.
            I think the wife is very suspect.
            Who had the most to gain by his death? IMO, it was the wife.

          • Franklin Owen

            I am white, and I agree that this certainly seems to be a “hate” crime. I don’t know all of the facts, but as a retired investigator, I am aware of the “Thin Blue Line”. This outrages me, as it should. My question? Why is it not considered a “hate” crime when it is a white man murdered in a black area with “racial tension”, and it seldom makes national news like white on black crime? Is it not ALL hate crime?

          • blaze68

            Well you may be right that the wife had nothing to do with it. But then again it is suspicious that she told him she couldn’t go pick him up “because the kids are sick”.
            wtf?

        • The truth

          Yes she did mention that it was because she was white when she said “hate crime involving the wife”. That’s what that means for the late minded.

        • mr google

          the last line of Brenda’s post “can you say hate crime involving the wife” reading is fundamental…

        • Christine C

          Maybe she thinks Brenda implicates the wife cause she said hate crime, with the wife. A hate crime is usually against two races that don’t like the other.

        • Chris

          Umm dummy Brenda called it a hate crime involving the wife. So in order for it to be a hate crime involving the wife wouldn’t that mean it’s because she’s white?

        • Peg

          Of course she blamed his wife because she’s white. Why else would this be labeled as a hate crime? Spousal murders are not hate crimes. Racially motivated murders are hate crimes.
          Obviously the wife was not a suspect in this case. She didn’t call for “extra” help because she had already called for help.

        • Mrs. can’t stand stupidity

          First learn how to spell. Another dumb white bitch and I can say that I’m bi-racial just like this man’s kids. Both you and Brenda need a reality check. How the hell could you possibly think it was anyone, but the sheriff’s office how the hell the sheriff makes a comment about this man stripping his clothes off and hallucinating on drugs before the man was found, because they drugged and killed him and everyone in the town is covering up.

          • golferced

            That makes sense.

        • ladycat713

          Because his parents were already on the way is why she wouldn’t call someone else. They may have been the only people she had to call I know I have no one to call in an emergency myself) . Also calling the authorities without any evidence other that heavy breathing might not get a response even in a place that didn’t have such incompetent law enforcement.

        • unblvble

          …like how this digressed from what is actually important here..

        • Sally

          Your retarded, she did say the wife might be involved calling it a hate crime. You should shut your mouth

        • EarlyBee

          I agree Honeydip, Brenda didn’t blame the wife. However, you lost most of us after the 9th word due to your poor grammar and spelling. But we know your heart.

        • Alexander

          The spouse is always the first suspect. . Color has nothing to do with it. However, The killing of a spouse for insurance money or inheritances is more prevalent among some groups than others. That is simply a fact.

        • Keren Jeanne

          it WAS insinuated. we can all read between the lines.

        • josh

          Well the comment these people could imply the race card..not saying that is what was meant but that is they way it sounded.

        • Terry Ramsey Haskins

          “CAN YOU SAY HATE CRIME INVOLVING WIFE!!!” “hate crime” generally refers to criminal acts that are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the following; ethnicity, gender identity, language, nationality, physical appearance, religion or sexual orientation or their derivatives. so yeah, she did blame his wife because she is white. she might not have come right out and said that, but it was implied by saying “hate crime” involving wife.

        • born2shine4ever

          She said “HATE CRIME INVOLVING WIFE” a hate crime would involve a racially motivated murder. Can you not read??? Smh

        • Brandi

          She said “hate crime”, which very clearly indicates that she is accusing his wife simply because she is white. I find that disgusting. They have three MIXED children together. So, what, she one day decides she doesn’t like black people and comes up with this ridiculous story to cover his murder? Seriously?

          • blaze68

            I wouldn’t say the wife is suspect because she’s white, that is just plain ignorance.
            But, spouses kill spouses all the time.
            Think about it:
            1) She was likely the beneficiary for his life insurance.
            2) She gave some lame excuse that she couldn’t pick him because her kids are sick? Sounds to me like she didn’t want to be there….maybe she knew what was going to happen?
            3) She told the police before they even went looking for him that “he takes some drugs sometimes that makes him paranoid”
            Why tell the police that unless you wanted to plant the idea in their head that he may have caused his own death?
            4) She also knew he could be facing jail time on the embezzlement charge.
            5) She made the point of telling police that the last time she talked to him he seemed “wheezing, incoherent, etc.”
            So are we to believe that someone abducted him and then allowed him to use his cell phone? That makes absolutely no sense.

          • wecandobetter

            (On camera): The sheriff offered an explanation, that this was probably drug related,
            that he was probably having some hallucination that caused him to rip off his clothes, and so there was no foul play. Does that sound like your husband?

            L. WRIGHT: No, not at all. Not at all. After they’d found the clothing and his watch, his I.D., they told me that — you know, there was still no evidence of foul play. FEYERICK: Did you believe that?

            L. WRIGHT: No, I don’t.

        • treebeardglassman

          brenda said “can you say hate crime involving the wife?” kinda states that its because shes white and hes black… nice try tho honeydip

        • Kenneth Crutchfield

          The word hate crime usually means race is involved or sexual preference, but I really don’t believe just by the fact that he had car trouble, I don’t think his wife was involved and I don’t think they were having problems because she was the first person he called Brenda’s comment did make it seem like the wife had something to do with it and maybe it was racial but I’m just saying we need to get past all of that and pray maybe one day soon they find what really happened, how much better or we than killers when all we do is a bunch of negative accusations!!!

        • Michelle

          Everyone here is so off base. Really? You’re going to sit here and argue about racism, grammar, and acquisitions? I’m sure this has nothing to do with his wife. I’m pretty sure from the description of the body and false information provided by authorities that this was definitely a hate crime. As for Honeydip’s comments; well, lets try and stay with the facts. Tracie, your comment is way off base too; Brenda said nothing about being “white” you read incorrectly into her comment and should apologize. What’s wrong with everyone? A wife and children just lost their husband and father!

        • Dee

          Exactly Honeydip

        • andy hazel

          You really should quit watching tv and take English 101 again.

        • LoveBRT

          “AMen”

        • Dustin Marvin

          Actually, Brenda said “hate crime involving the wife” which would imply there were racial motivations to the murder. That’s what a hate crime is.

        • Kev

          “these people”. “Hate crime”. Racial implication right there. What else does she mean by “these people”?

        • Taylor Bodie

          Are you serious? Hi Honeydip, did you not read the final sentence, and the only one with all capital letters? Well here I’ll quote it for you, ” CAN YOU SAY HATE CRIME INVOLVING WIFE”. So yes, that’s exactly what she said! Ppl be so damn quick not to read shit before they comment.

        • blaze68

          Sure Brenda DID infer that the wife may be involved in his death.
          Brenda said: “What was the wife doing?” and “Was there an increase in life insurance?”

          If that’s not implicating the wife I don’t know what is.

          And frankly I fail to see how you guys blaming the police for a cover up just because they are white is any different than Brenda accusing the wife because she is white.

          • wecandobetter

            It’s not because they are white, it’s because of the excess OBVIOUS QUESTIONS, the lack of care the police dept showed, the ridiculous theory they came up with, the coroner who was a friend of a sheriff and pathologist who gave a ridiculous autopsy and the overall shadiness of the investigation. Yes, it seems like a coverup.

      • John Doe

        How in the hell did you come to the conclusion that the wife is involved? lmao! Reading comprehension is a mofo I guess.

        • Jane

          It wasn’t Tracy’s comment, it was the person before her named Brenda!! Now you’re accusing the wrong person.

      • ktucker8423

        I 100% disagree with your comment. I too question the wife due to financial gain which has nothing to do with her skin complexion

        • Prophete Kenyatta Jones-day

          Im sorry but you should go back and read as well because she is the mom of his 3 sons and shes been with him since college football so why in the hell will she want this done to her husband …wow

          • Jinetrix

            Sad to say Prophete it actually happens with couples you’d never suspect when it comes to financial reasons. Personally I don’t believe that the wife is involved but it is always a possibility.

            That being said everyone claiming that “the South” is the most racist place ever has never been to Herkimer, NY or even NYC. I was born in the DFW area in Texas and race was never really an issue with me or any of my friends, I moved to NYC a few years ago and can’t even leave my apartment building without being called a slur or having someone follow me trying to talk a lot of crap and start a fight.

          • blaze68

            Why does any spouse want to kill their spouse?
            It happens all the time. In fact the #1 suspect is usually the spouse until they can be confirmed as having an alibi.
            There IS some circumstantial evidence that seems to suggest she may have been involved.

        • blaze68

          Yep I said the same thing above.
          Plus the whole “I can’t come pick you up because the kids are sick” just seems so lame. If my spouse was stranded in a strange part of town I put the kids in the car and go get him.

      • Michael L.Wright

        He was my cousin. His wife and he were elementary school sweethearts. So to read this outlandish accusation is sickening beyond any belief. This man was missing for three weeks and then his body just so happens to be found yards away from where the Sabine county sheriff department claimed they searched. He was found in his underwear with one sock on pulled up with his cell tucked in it. His tennis shoes where clean and his skin had no signs of animal activity nor did it look as if he ran through the wooded area he was found. It amazes me how ignorant some people can be when its obvious you haven’t even researched the story and begin formulate your preposterous ideas. It’s all on the web. All you have to do is READ it. It’s one thing to have to hurry someone you grew up with but its another when hate like this is spewed for whatever reason you may have. Never in my lifetime did I think I’d experience something like this, we see it on the news all the time. But when its your own family that’s the victim, all you want to do is wake up from the nightmare thay isn’t a dream at all. I pray you learn some humility for one. Secondly I hope no one has to suffer as my family and I have. So please, before you or anyone else makes these ungodly remarks, put yourselves in our shoes.

        • Jonathan

          I’m so sorry. May you and the rest of your family find some peace.

        • chocolab

          im sorry 4 u and your family. i thought the days of lynching black ppl were behind us, but i guess not….

        • Nene

          This is horrific and I am deeply sorry for his death. Asking for angels to surround your family and for God’s powerful peace . Futhermore, A picture shows a thousand words; his countence shows a good man.

        • Kemmie B Malone

          Sorry for your loss Mr Wright and you can say that again this is a hate crime all day long.. Ppl are always assuming and as I so assuming will make an a$$ out of you… And why would that women say his wife has something to do with it.. God will reveal all things…Racism still exist. ..

        • Jane

          Michael, I’m sorry for your loss and my prayers and condolences to your family as well as the victim’s. However, it wasn’t Travy who initially made that remark. It was Brenda Parann.

        • http://erickaclay.com/ Ericka Clay

          I am so sorry this has happened, Michael. Praying for you, your family and Alfred.

        • MM

          First of all, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I apologize for any pain the idiot commenters here may have added to your suffering. As I read the article, I couldn’t help but wonder if his death actually happened days later because of the lack of decomposition. I’m not a forensic expert, but the lack of decomposition seems very odd. I hope the federal government can step in and investigate this murder without bias so that your family can find the answers it deserves.

          • blaze68

            the temperatures were in the 30-50 degree range throughout most of November which would explain the lack of major decomposition.

          • wecandobetter

            No it wouldn’t. There were also vultures and other animals that would have torn the body apart if it had been decomposing. So no, this temperature doesn’t explain it on its own or when joined to other facts.

          • blaze68

            You assumed he died early on and was subject to vultures. It’s quite possible he died the day before or the day they found him.

          • wecandobetter

            Blaze, jesus, come on. Can you not see all the desperation in that? So he was in meth’d out fog for 18 days? With people searching for him with trained dogs and couldn’t find him while he was on foot? This takes the prize as the most illogical argument you’ve made second only to he climbed the fence and received those injuries except didn’t tear apart his hands and forearms. For some explanations, you make yourself look like you’re trying desperately to validate an illogical argument.

        • Pamela! @SpazP

          My heart goes out to you and your family. Reading this story made me sick to my stomach. The best advice I can give you is – don’t read the comments on any of the stories. Save yourself the further heartache. I hope you can find some peace in this nightmare.

        • Not good

          This is awful to read, people think racism is dying but it just happens quietly now until it is made public. Living in america (maybe the most racially violent country in the world) I would not go anywhere unarmed and its legal to carry so protect yourselves from the hate.

        • SueTX

          I am so saddened by the loss of this fine man. What a heartbreak for his family. I hope & pray y’all find justice & peace.

        • True Colors

          Tremendously sorry for your loss. I lost a family member to violence a year ago and it was devastating. I hope you and your family get justice for your cousin, his wife and children.

        • blaze68

          “just yards away”?
          I seem to recall reading that it was 200 yards away.

          • wecandobetter

            Yes, yards away. It was within the obvious search range. The fact the sheriff didn’t find it in that obvious search range is extremely ridiculous and shady.

      • BeverlyBrewer4

        There are a lot of people that profit from insurance policy I would not rule this out

      • tenmer

        I agree 1000% tracie, for Brenda to imply his wife because she is white is shameful, and racism is ugly no matter were it comes from

      • Sue Logrien

        i agree Tracie, Brenda is using that racist thing because she must be racist,, i would more think it was a KKK thing,,

      • Kenneth Crutchfield

        Great reply, and im glad to see you as a black woman and I myself as a black man are not ready to jump to any type of conclusion even blame a wife who might have had a very loving relationship with this man. Terrible accusations are not going to solve this problem but maybe a thorough investigation from an outside agency maybe Justice Department assigned investigators can find what really happened. And if true Christians come together as brothers and sisters in Christ and fight against bigotry in any form maybe we can end some of this racism that is still very prevalent in this country!!!

      • Johnny Davis

        But he might have died because he married white women. You can take it to the bank that the Sheriff is a crook!

      • oneinsixbillion

        It’s not just the right-wing that’s hostile to biracial families. Tragic.

    • Adam

      While I personally suspect this to be a hate-crime, I don’t believe the victim’s wife was at all involved.

    • James Kennedy

      Aren’t you a sick perverted thing? what is wrong with you?

    • Robin Fleming

      How in the world did you come up with the conclusion it was the wife from that article? It sounds like the ME and even the Sheriff’s department are involved in a cover-up but nothing hinted that the wife was involved. So he married a white girl. Happens everyday and I can understand how a black woman might be pissed because a decent young black man chose a white woman but no reason to go around accusing someone because of their skin color. That’s reverse racism right there.

      • mspleasestopit

        Well didnt you just do the same by saying a “black women” because he chose a. “white women”? From what I read I didnt feel his wife was involved. And I promise you there are plenty of “decent black men” married to black women…white men too! :)

        • Jason Methystine

          *woman. *woman… though your last usage of ‘women’ was correct.

        • Calvin375

          Mspleasestopit I don’t see what your point is nor the outrage?! There was absolutely nothing at all in what Robin Fleming. The point they made was a very valid one; As well as many others who made the same point, even myself. I don’t understand your outrage. There was nothing racist that was said.

          • Charles Batchelor

            If anything, the wife being white and he being black may be a reason why he was targeted in the first place.

          • Veronica Lodge

            Unfortunately, this is true in some regions. Sad!!!

          • Jonathan

            I wondered that as well.

          • Guest

            But, that was not the point of mispleasetopit’s comment to Robin Fleming. It wasn’t about the actual situation. They were saying that Robin made racists remarks in which, I’d re-read Robin’s comments and I didn’t find anything remotely racist in Robin’s comments in reference to Brenda Parran’s original post.

          • Calvin375

            But, that was not the point of mspleasestopit’s comment to Robin Fleming. It wasn’t about the actual situation. They were saying that Robin made racists remarks in which, I’d re-read Robin’s comments and I didn’t find anything remotely racist in Robin’s comments in reference to Brenda Parran’s original post.

        • nina

          your point is what again???

      • Trashcandan

        It’s not reverse racism there is no such thing. Racism is racism whether it’s White on Black, Black on White, or Asian on Hispanic.

        • Jinetrix

          Reverse racism is where someone is claiming something is racism simply because of the other person’s race.

          Here’s an example, if a white thug were to rob a black man’s convenience store for no other reason than he wanted to rob a convenience store and a number of people came out claiming that it had to be racism because he’s white, then that would be reverse racism.

          Basically, deciding something is racist based on your own personal bias against someone (usually brought on by experiences during up-bringing) is reverse racism.

          Racism is where you just hate someone for their race, reverse racism is where you think everyone of another race is racist simply because of your own feelings for one reason or another that is not based on reality or facts pertaining to a situation.

          • Trashcandan

            If you think that others are racist to you due to your personal bias you would be racist against that person or group of people. I understand the terminology of reverse racism exists but reverse racism is still racism. You don’t have to be white to be racist. By the way, I’m speaking as a white guy. The above story shows how the evil of racism is still in need of eradication.

          • Chris Green

            Your description makes no sense what so ever. I’m a Sociologist and racism is racism. There is no such thing as reverse racism.

            Critics contend that reverse racism occurs when people of the “subordinate” group discriminate against members of the dominate group. But that is quickly and easily dismissed by true scholars because it’s still discriminating or being prejudiced based on someone’s skin color—thus racism.

            Reverse racism does not exist. Racism is racism.

      • Charles Batchelor

        Or at least the ME and the Sheriff’s Department are incompetent.

      • Gary Baker

        but black beasties are so jealous of white women marrying black men…they cant stand the idea that black men don’t want them

        • Becky

          WTF??? What an assinine comment !! Ignorance at it’s best!!

        • Veronica Lodge

          Just shut up. Please.

        • Jonathan

          I really hope you’re not as buttfuck stupid as you sound. What a waste of oxygen you are.

        • Queen B
        • Derrick

          So what this really means is that white women do not want white men hmmm, is that why white men hate blk men so much , I just don’t get how a simple story of such a bad crime turn into a hate list of comments, I will pray for all of you people, blk,white, Mexican etc etc , at the end of the day we all will die and god will not let us into heaven based on our skin color , so if you all want to play internet thugs here then go ahead , but in the end guess what white people your skin color will not be favored as it is here in america , and to make it clear no one favors white people but white people.

          • Taylor Bodie

            Don’t tell that to Katt Williams haha, http://youtu.be/ZxrEth_KvOg

            Anyways derrick I’m white and I don’t hate black people so your theory is flawed. Further more I will assume that you’re black because black is the only thing abbreviated, blk. Maybe you think that white people don’t like black people because I don’t like you and I’m white and you are black. The reality is that I don’t like you because of the stupid statement you made, But because I’m white you will say that white people don’t like black people. When you should be say this dude doesn’t like me because I exhibit racist qualities and ignorance. I will conclude with these few examples to help you understand that white skin color isn’t favored here in America. 1. We didn’t call Obama the first mixed race, or half white president, we call him black. 2. Tiger Woods is known as the first Black man to win the Masters not the first Asian or mixed ethnicity. 3. The crime against Trayvon made everyone go crazy because it was initially thought to be a hate crime by a white man against an innocent young black child. Here’s reality he was of legal age to join the military, 5’11″ , 158lbs, and not innocent by any means. He was fatally wounded by one shot while punching another mans head bouncing it off the concrete. Go look up the facts you racist asshole, I could go on for days about just how wrong you are.

      • darib88

        no that’s not reverse racism , it’s just racism. Black people can be racist too. reverse racism is is different, imagine being a black kid in a class of white kids with a black teacher who is harder on your because you’re black and therefore he expects you to try harder, that’s reverse racism. it’s kinda weird to explain. also that brenda lady has got to be doing some very strong hallucinogens

        • Jinetrix

          I always understood reverse racism as when you blame other people for being racist even if there is no evidence at all or go out of your way to take innocuous comments as racist simply because you can’t accept that someone of that particular race isn’t a racist.

      • nelsonsmith

        Actually that is not an example of reverse racism.

    • Eboeye

      near speechless…”Hate crime, involving wife” its almost impossible to write this in the same sentence. and who are these people? you should push yourself away from the TV, apparently its having a negative effect on you. f you want to be a racist, stop hiding behind innuendos, stand up and be the low life that your trying to be. ‘Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” mlk

    • liz

      aren’t we the Jealous one….. stupid idiot…

    • Judy Jet

      you didn’t get ur share of penis this morning???

      • Brenda Parran

        No, I did not…But that has nothing to do with the price of butter..:-)

        • Judy Jet

          well you just seamed a bit at odd with the fact that his wife is white? so are all white women married to black men evil? I sure hope not because that’s what they say about us!! Seems a bit odd to have a baby with this guy (maybe) go thru taunts and trials and tribulations etc..etc then have him knocked off for little money instead of waiting for the BIG CASH don’t ya think?
          Point is not all white people think like that my dear read some of the other comments and you can tell the sane from the ugly

    • Kim Morrison

      “These people?” Who exactly are “these people” you are referring to? Overtly racist statements like yours, put you in the same boat as the individuals who committed this heinous crime. Shame on you.

    • Calvin375

      Are you for real?!!! You’re acting like the stereotypical black female “HATING” on interracial relationships between a black man and a white women. The kind of black women that always says,”See they always taking our( black) men”!!! Well, guess what Brenda, he and other African American men who have married women outside their race, were NEVER your man/men in the first place!!! People love who they love regardless of their race or ethnicity and with that racist attitude and the rate you’re going, you’ll probably never have a man more less a black man.

      • Charles Neely

        I been waiting for a black woman to take me butthey don’t want me

    • Charles Neely

      WERE REV JACKSON AND HIS MINME AL…. OH WAIT AL IS GETTING A MILLION DOLLARS CHECK ON MSNBC

      • Jonathan

        No wonder no women will have you. You’re a dick.

    • BlackRonin

      Hate crime involving the wife? REALLY?!!! I think its time you went to TV rehab and cut yourself off from Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell. I mean that is the DUMBEST thing I have ever heard. This is clearly a hate crime with the slashing of the throat, the missing ear and being stripped to his boxers and its made even worse by the complete miscarriage of justice in the investigation, Cause of death was drug induced though there were no drugs in his system? Smells like white supremacists to me. Protected white supremacists. That county needs some serious cleaning up.

    • Misty

      Your an idiot!! That’s really all I can say cause your post is just so stupid.

    • nina

      Brenda stfu please you sound ignorant

    • randi freeman

      brenda you sound just as racist as the cops

    • Tbailey

      Brenda dear, did you read the part where they said he was responsible for them? Then asked for donations…so you want to tell me about this life insurance again…come on I know you smarter than that…

    • bigbeeinthebuilding

      Brenda, youre slightly retarded, but thats ok.

      • Jonathan

        Slightly? You’re in a very generous mood today.

    • Marie Lee

      thats just unfair…His wife is mourning her husband n people say cruel comments thats pathetic who does that..Shame on you.

    • DSmooth

      Brenda, you obviously have not taken your medication…so you’ll get a pass on this one! There is nothing written in this article suggesting that the wife did nothing more than love, adore, & respect her husband. What is clearly stated is that the town where his truck broke down in racist & another African American Man was drug behind a pick up truck – after 3 white cowards beat & tortured him to death

    • Michae

      Can you say “Brenda Parran is a racist jagoff”?

    • james jones

      the spouse is always the first suspect

    • MW

      The wife called his parents because something was off. There is no evidence or even implication in this story that his wife was involved.

    • darrick72

      I seriously doubt that a woman who married a black man and had his child would then turn around and participate in a racial hate crime. You are being silly and you should apologize to that woman. Cutting off ears means lynching. This man was lynched and his wife had nothing to do with it.

    • artemisg

      I sure hope you’re kidding because you sound like an idiot.

    • ladycat713

      The term hate crime only applies if the crime is perpetuated because of the persons color, sexuality, religion etc. In cases where the spouse kills the other spouse in order to get insurance money then that is a financial motive not a hate crime. If she was racist it’s unlikely she would have married him in the first place. However it does appear to be a hate crime but not involving the wife. The M.E. is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly corrupt. I’d check for payoff money or possibly relatives with the mindset to commit this kind of crime.

    • B

      The wife was at home with the kids& it’s been proven. I KNOW these people, have known Alfie since he was a kid. There’s no way his wife did this. There’s certainly a cover up by the sheriff, stopped looking after 3 days. Video tape from the store missing, his truck was moved, the timeline is wrong. This whole thing stinks & the local cops were laughing & joking about before he was found. These are facts, if you bothered to look to another source. There’s also no way in hell he ODed…. He wasn’t a drug user & if you’d watched Anderson Cooper you’d know even the dealers in east Texas say he wasn’t a user. Sheriff hate crime is more likely.

    • Carter

      Brenda you don’t know that! And only a hateful person would go off and blame the wife. Do you have a problem with this man being married to a white woman?

      • Brenda Parran

        No, I don’t. How do you guys get that from my statement. True enough it was abrupt but you guys read too much into it. Really you did.

    • http://twitter.com/sistersafetypin SisterSafetyPin

      No.

    • Darkk

      you watch too much tv

    • Donna Mack Rn-bsn Ccrn

      This lady lost her husband and your response is she had something to do with it? You are ignorant and maybe the fact that she was home taking care of 3 little boys and her not knowing how to fix a car had something to do with it…..maybe just maybe his parents were closer to where he was….may ll be just maybe it was YOUR people who did this evil thing so him silly rabbit

    • jennifer bennett

      I do not get how you could get the wife to be involved in this somehow. First off how did she get his car to break down? And even if she did get his car to break down, she didn’t make it break down in a racist town. I’m wondering how you got to the conclusion that the wife had anything to do with.

    • Porky pig

      Listen u need to take u r ghetto mentality somewhere shaniqua and chill . and no I’m not white

    • siannan

      What the hell is wrong with you?! You advise the wife because what? There’s some evidence that she had something to gain, financially or otherwise? You are unbelievable..and a sad little person.

    • cjmengel

      She was on the phone with him, phone records would prove she was not there. Your comment is so disrespectful to her and her family.

    • Linda Barkavenuedoggrooming Mc

      Wow just wow. How sad and how ignorant.

    • usorthem3

      Assume much? Or are you projecting your own plans for your husband?

    • Jason Lewis

      as opposed to a love crime?

    • Johnny Davis

      Bull, she would not running to press claiming the sheriff’s story is bull. Look for either a member of the Sheriff’s department or a buddy or a buddies kid to be responsible for his death.

    • Justin Wayne Jones

      Your an idiot. Jumping to conclusions and I assure you a physical therapist doesn’t make enough for a large insurance pay out. You are racist. Plain and simple racism at it’s finest right here folks. I believe as in many small towns some asshole racist did something and was connected to people of power who covered it up. Hate crime may have been exactly what it was but it probably has nothing to do with his wife.

    • andy hazel

      You watch too much tv.

    • Justin Wayne Jones
    • Brenda Parran

      You know what I’ve learned about you guys and your comments…(?) First, they mean absolutely nothing. Second, your wasting your anger energy on the wrong matter. Third, you people are stuck…You have conditioned minds. I have posted many other comments and the only one you feel “compelled” to comment on is the negative one. It’s actually not negative, it’s me posting my opinion just as you are doing. Smh…Who cares about what you think? I don’t. But think about how angry you are, and just how angry I am not…Lol!!!!:-) I won’t respond to your opinion, it’s your opinion, and I don’t care enough to. But you need a life, I keep getting notifications from you people. I’ve read every single comment and guess what? That’s your opinion:-)

    • LoveBRT

      She might have wanted “gain” in his “College Football” years!! I guess he didn’t make the “NFL” as she thought!! hmmmmm…. as a result, he was trying to make up for it and got into some money issues probably!!! However, “murder” is murder and an “EAR” cut off is “Gang related” for sure!! Putting drugs in his system is the “biggest” well known “cover up” in history!! This is clearly a “HATE crime… you “Black men” need to leave those “white” women alone in those high “High Crime” area’s… or move somehere else with your family or love interest!!! Never under-estimate people when they “hate” you…. the area, his/her family, so call work friends, etc.,!!!

    • temp

      This literally makes no sense.

    • Taylor Bodie

      Wow lady you are racist as hell, “these people”! People that are racist probably don’t marry to many people of the ethnicity of which they despise, just saying. Also if she is so full of hate why did she have children with him? See here’s the problem, people that are more prejudice want this to be a hate crime justifying their own prejudice when it may not be a hate crime at all. I hope its not that would be terrible. The fact of the matter is that none of us just reading a few articles on the internet know a thing about this, so quit yelling hate crime!

  • George R. Horn

    This man dedicated himself to help his fellow man by being a physical therapist, from the things I read this is just outright murder. I hope the justice department brings charges against the law officials in the community. It sounds like if your Black you do not get justice here.

    • cades1

      “It sounds like if your Black you do not get justice here.”
      It seems like that has been obvious for a long time.

  • Rob the Slob

    I claim BS did he OD before during or after he cut off his ear and cut his throat

    • Charles Batchelor

      Lets assume the ME is right (I don’t think so in this case but lets play along). It would depend on what he OD on, if it was an Hallucinogenic type drug then yes, he could have taken the drugs, disrobed, walked to where he was found, cut his own hear off, and slit his own throat. Not likely but possible. Also, there should have been a lot of blood on his person and a knife. If he was clothed when he did it, he would have bleed to death before he could have disrobed, if he was already disrobed then he would have been covered in blood. The most likely case was that he was killed then the body was disrobed and dumped.

      • blaze68

        They said he had a ‘cut’ on his throat, I never rad where it was deep enough to gush blood and/or cause death.
        Also considering they found a piece of his clothing on the barbed wire it is likely that is where he accidentally cut his ear off and cut his throat. Climbing a barbed wire fence is risky even when someone is straight sober.

      • blaze68

        It rained 3.5 inches the 22nd-25th of November (the day he was found). So any amount of blood would have washed off him.

      • wecandobetter

        Don’t mind blaze68, he’s been on several boards trying to champion the idea that alfred was a drugged up meth head who killed himself in an OD and got the impractical injuries on a barb wire fence. He’s been trying to explain everything off illogically considering barb wire fences cutting like that is highly illogical and the fact alfred didn’t have cut up hands and forearms makes it near impossible he was ever climbing a fence and the fact the pathologist says NO severe trauma and never mentions in detail the missing ear, tongue or neck cut is beyond shady. blaze68 ignores all this and tries to explain this muder cover up on drugs, in other boards he says it must be the wife. In his eyes one of these two is the highest likelihood.

    • Jonathan

      The police klnow what’s up. They just don’t care and don’t want to spend the money. Especially on a black man married to a white woman.,

      • James

        Why should they? He made his bed, now he has to lay in the muthafucka. He believed in color blind america well, this is color blind america for that ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Onlay_By_Bravada

          And you are an ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • James

            Im not the one six feet under. I know what time it is and I live my life accordingly.

          • Onlay_By_Bravada

            & yet your still the biggest ASS in this situation.

        • Jonathan

          Thanks for your contribution, Hood rat. Don’t ever call white people racist again without recognizing you’re just as bad. Dumbass.

  • Tony Candler

    Sound to me that when the real justice system get to the bottom of this, there will be more than just the ones who did it but there will be cops and medical people answering to this….

  • jayrone

    I would suggest that if you are a person of color and know that you are in an area that is racially biased and tensions run high, then perhaps you need to move! Get away from there! He lived 45 minutes from where James Byrd was assaulted and beheaded!! That’s you cue!!!

    • Cyprienne Lemon

      jayrone, what planet are you from! a person of color needs to move! they have the right to live in peace wherever they choose!!!! Law enforcement needs to be revamped, get the kkk out of it. Unbelievable!

    • Darryl

      I agree with you 100%. Many of the hate crimes % rates would instantly decline if black folk would take personal responsibility /inventory for their plight in America and simply change their geographical location. There are some places in this country where black people just don’t belong. Just my opinion.

      • Sophia

        Wow Darrel I hope this is a sign of sarcasm.. You should be able to live where you please… I think racists should get over the fact that other races are now prominent and able to live better lives without being held back…. a life taken is a life taken… Clearly this is beyond your mental capacity!

      • Nicole

        You sound so ignorant. Blacks were brought here by this country, enslaved by this country, set free by this country. Thus giving them the right to live where every they please in this dam country like everyone else.

      • Noroomforignorance

        I can’t believe some of the things you bast arms are saying. A young man was brutally murdered and you motherfuckers are saying. Blacks should go stay where they are welcome basically if I’m assuming this correct you want them to go back to Africa then right… well how about yall take yall white asses back to Europe then. Because technically this is the land of the Native Americans. How can yall be so cruel despite everything that is totally wrong with the legal system in that area where that young black man was killed. His kids still have to grow up without a father, and let’s say hypothetically speaking since it was white people who killed their father Lord forbid this but they grow up hating their own kind, need I remind you guys they are half white half black. Instead of bashing each other why not pray for those kids

        • Taylor Bodie

          See I was trying to be nice on this page because of the situation of a human being dead and us not having the answers. However if you are going to be ignorant then so will I. Let me begin with we don’t need to take our white asses back to Europe because we fought and won many battles in this country like a bunch of maniacs. Next white people in Africa didn’t sell black people, it was the same skin color sweetie. Finally you said “they grow up hating their own kind”, you my friend are just as racist, I’ll be praying for you and the kids.

      • Diamond

        I wonder if racist believe that God has anyplace for them in his kingdom… Something about him not tolerating hate and what not

        • Willie Murray

          They do believe that… but it doesn’t make it true.

      • I’m a lady

        Darryl I wonder if you believe the same to be true about white people who brought hate and crime to this country in the first place. Have any whites taken responsibility? No they just rewrite history.

        • Taylor Bodie

          What Daryyl said is stupid, but you are not any better for lashing out at an entire race.

    • Kountriegyrl

      You sound stupid! I am from jasper and now reside in the city, but I have MANY relatives young and old that are still there whom many have built their lives, education, and have invested in property and you’re saying just pack up everyone on some magic bus and settle somewhere else? This is not the wild west… The problem is not with the citizens who live there… smh

    • cades1

      I’m not sure about his financial situation, but people can’t just move on a whim because the area is bad, otherwise why do you think anyone would ever live in these areas? Not everyone can just get up and move their lives because it is a rough place to live.

  • em

    This is ridiculous! Clearly the town is prejudiced. I think the entire judicial system in that area should be shut down. These are just two cases we have heard of; I’m sure there have been plenty more victims, all of which no one cared to say was more than an animal attack. This country has come a long way since the past, but ignorance is obviously still extremely prevalent in this area, and it proves we sti have even further to go. It’s a shame murder charges have yet to be brought about. I’m sure the entire town knows who is responsible. It’s just disgusting what people will do out of hate and fear of the unknown.

    • em

      still*

    • Nicole

      Fear of the unknown. What? So was he not human or a new species. It’s just blows my mind what thoughts people reveal to the world.

      • Veronica Lodge

        I took her to mean fear of an unknown culture…anything different then themselves. Not a clue of a racist mind.

    • wecandobetter

      Well said em. Well said. I hope the truth comes out in time. And I pray for all the other ‘animal attacks’ that have happened.

  • ruserious

    the devil at work once again in TX

    • http://twitter.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      No devil, just ignorant racist f*cks most likely.

  • David Casey

    It’s prob the police involved. In some way either picked him up on, or off duty . Or a friend of an officer. Then the officers told the med examiner to clean it up in his report. Ether way damn shame at this day in age things still haven’t changed . hopefully the justice department can bring some closer to his family an those animals responsible can get what they have coming .

  • ErikSlajus

    Someone killed this man and injected him with drugs.

  • http://themelanoidblog.wordpress.com/ The Melanin

    If you’re ever curous about why, why, why do things like this happen? Then you should read:

    http://themelanoidblog.wordpress.com

    • Taylor Bodie

      That was hilarious! A feeble attempt at intelligent racism. Thank you for your prejudice article I enjoyed it.

  • eaisha

    I pray justice will be served. And my heart goes out to the kids that will now have to go on in life with no father all because of his skin color! He may not be with y’all physically but he is there spirituality…

    • quana

      Thank you eaisha that is the only thing that should of been said in this comment area but instead everyone to busy talking about race color and accusing people.. we have to do better people!!!!please a man was murder that is the point and no matter What he was a human!
      My you sleep in peace..God bless his family!

      • Calvin375

        Sophia, you sound like you don’t believe that this was a crime based on racial bias? It also sounds like you don’t think people in authority should be held responsible or accountable for their actions or the lack thereof just by reading the statements by the decease’s wife and other family members who are outraged by the lack of support from the local authorities?! Am I correct in assuming that about you?

      • eaisha

        You are more then welcome! God sits high and look low whoever did this will not get away with it..

  • Louis Smith

    It might have been her Family Members or some friends that known her who Hated on the relationship. Then again, No one really knows.

  • Afrisynergy

    The sheriff is involved with the death and/or its cover up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4lZ0AYoO58

  • Desi Hendry

    Darryl, do you have a brother named Darryl?

  • Benjamin Ben Israel

    Black man, black woman. When will you wake up to realize white people do not like you. They never did and never will, point blank. Joshua:23:11: Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.

    Jos:23:12: Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:

    Jos:23:13: Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

    • Veronica Lodge

      What the fuck? Go back to your cave.

    • Jonathan

      Thanks for your stupid racist perspective. I’m so glad you feel so comfortable accusing people of being the racist asshole that you clearly are. Speak for yourself, bigot. Not all of us are racist shits like you.

  • lacora beamon

    I agree with erikslajus… if he was full of drugs there no way in hell he could have slit his throat not to mention a missing ear. This is most definitely a hatred crime. Sounds like it was someone he knew or could stand the thought of a black making a white woman happy let alone marrying her havung children by her happy. What is the world coming too? I pray to god that this family finds peace and justice in the NEAR FUTURE!!!!

    • Charles Batchelor

      He could have slit his own throat is high on drugs but there would have been a knife found with the remains and it would have been rules a suicide and not accidental.

      • Calvin375

        You forgot his ear was also cut off as well!

    • Veronica Lodge

      And they both are beautiful people…jealousy is a bitch! Horrible!!!

  • laura

    Know your history people. Before “Juneteenth” June 19 1865 (Emancipatition Proclamation) the Mexican portion of Texas abolished slavery in 1830. The American portion of Texas was totally against it. Just because the Emancipation Proclamation was declared and signed on that date it does mean that every state in the union were required to abide by it. Does anyone see where I am going with this????

    • Jonathan

      What we know as “Remember the Alamo – was because the Mexican army invaded because texas was trying to secede from Mexico to become a slave state and in Mexico slavery was illegal.

  • Rock Johnson

    Is this real?

  • Charles Batchelor

    The Emancipation Proclamation only applied to those states in rebelion from the Union and not the Northern states.

  • RogerZapp87

    Racism still lives ignorant low life’s I bet people that are racist think their Christians… Smh

    • SandyIam

      I’m curious as to why it was necessary to mention he was “black”? If they don’t know who killed this man, then they can’t know why he was killed and obviously there is no evidence to either the means nor the motive, so why make the assumption it was based on racism? Because it sells newspapers? I’m sorry, but as tragic as it is, we have an obvious murder of a man – regardless of his skin color. Stop trying to insert race in this story just because it “feels” better, when there is no evidence to support such that hypothesis.

      • Jonathan

        Oh, be serious. No one who reads this story will believe race didn’t play a part in it. Grow up.

        • Alex Blaze

          I and several others don’t believe race played a part in in it and we will continue to believe so until the facts come out.

  • Obsidian71

    Time for me to buy ANOTHER AR-15. Thinking about maybe a 50 Cal as well. You’re not leaving my body lifeless in the wild.

    • Jonathan

      Good. You’ll increase the chances of you or your family member dying by that gun. Much more likely tan you shooting your way out of a gunfight.

  • Brenda Parran

    Listen, you guys, I mean no disrespect at all. But why do you people get so offended when you assume someone is accusing you of something. Are you guilty? I’m so tired of you assuming your opinion is all that matters -negative- I’m not an angry black woman. I’ve dated white men and have some as friends. “Hating?” Never, for what? I know how to hold on to a man. And sweetie, trust me, you’ve got nothing on me (not the point). Don’t act as if whites are not upset because of the signs of the times. I’m not angry at YOU per say, but more so at the situation(s) you guys create. And you people get away with so much. It’s disturbing. You look for any opportunity to do away with a black person. Granted all of you may not be the same, most of you are. So no, I will not rule out the wife. And sweetie you wish I were an idiot, here’s to you pumpkin..:-)

    • Diamond

      I want to stop you at “I’ve dated white men and have some friends”Thinking of all the times that white people make extremely racist and ignorant remarks and then say “I’m not racist I have black friends” and then “granted all of you may not be the same but most of you are” i just found that its just as annoying when a african american person says it as it is when a white person does. Its makes us (african americans) sound like complete hypocrites and take away from our cause.

      • Jonathan

        Diamond, honey. You are absolutely right. Racism is not limited to any one race, as Brenda has made clear.

    • Veronica Lodge

      Who the hell are you generalizing by saying “You look for any opportunity to do away with a black person”??? Who the fuck are YOU to pass off some bullshit like that? You need to check yourself bc you’re definitely PART OF THE PROBLEM!!! I don’t give a crap what color you are…to be real about the situation, HONEY…from what I can see, you look pretty damned black AND WHITE.

    • HC

      God forbid if any white person were to admit that though, or say what you’ve just said about blacks. Talk about accusations of hate crime! But go ahead and keep those assumptions because it will get you nothing but disappointment when you realize there will still be white people, if you like it or not. I know you don’t appreciate us saying “all black people are the same” etc, so what makes it ok for you to say it about anyone else?

    • Testos Tyrone

      There is no way that you’re serious… You can’t be.

      • Calvin375

        Testos Tyrone, sad but true!!! And she’s black too!!!

    • Stephanie Gaspard

      You make yourself sound racist! You opened your comment with “I mean no disrespect at all….really??? You are very disrespectful! You are bashing people for sounding or being racist and yet you do the same! Learn to word things correctly! I am “white” and neither myself nor anyone I am close to,would ever dream of doing this to ANYONE else,let alone do something so horrible because of someone’s race. I don’t know where you live or what ordeals you have experienced but there are a lot of white people along with people of other races that are happy African American’s are now treated equally. Maybe your experiences in life have been not so pleasant but you make yourself look like an ass by saying “you people” …”you people get away with so much,you look for an opportunity to do away with a black person”??? Things like “don’t act as if whites are not upset because of the signs of times” and “granted all of you may not be the same,most of you are”. Really?? So by that comment I’m assuming you have had close contact with every white person in the world,to know that most are the same?? And btw hun…lots of people get away with lots of things,and it doesn’t always have to do with race!! You should probably just stop with the comments now to spare yourself more shame! Jus sayin!!

    • Calvin375

      You are the MOST RACIST and ignorant HUMAN BEING ON EARTH!!! May GOD forgive you for your lack of compassion for his wife and family( whom she has bi-racial children by) and May GOD help the guy that gets in a relationship with you; Whether he’s black or white. Although, I seriously doubt he’ll be the latter because of your contradictory statements in racial inequality.

      • Brenda Parran

        I totally disagree.

  • Lewis J W Sim

    White women are afraid to break up with men. So they hire someone to kill him instead

    • Veronica Lodge

      Are you serious? Omg. Just omg. Get REAL!!! Stupid shit right up there.

  • The movement

    Hey d.o.j with the way you’ve investigated the trevon martin case we can expect some results within the next 6-5 years.. I def think the wifes actions are questionable.. you heard heavy breathing and only call his parent who are miles away.. hummmmm i think she knows something shes not telling us.ijs

  • Ashley Heath

    This doesn’t surprise me not one bit. There are a lot of crimes happening to blacks in the state of Texas and the state acts like they don’t give a damn. As a matter of fact, as a pregnant woman of domestic violence I have went to the police several times about my assailant(ex boyfriend) and they act like they don’t want to take things seriously here. Just recently he tried running me off the road with my 6 year old in the car. Called the police and of course quite naturally, nothing is happening. If I died tomorrow, they wouldn’t even deal with it the way they would deal with a white person’s death, and mind u I’m a veteran that has served my country. If a white person is killed, they would make it national, but let a black person die, let alone a black woman and they blame it on drug use or something stupid that’s supposed to stereotype us. My heart goes out to the family. Its a shame that this family don’t even get the answers that they deserve.

  • Daveozio

    Know your surroundings. Would any reasonable white person accept a ride from 3 coons in Compton? Didn’t think so.

    • Jonathan

      Would anyone accuse you of being anything but a Piece of shit?

      • Daveozio

        I’m just a realist sir

        • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

          Except the part where you threw out the word “coons”. Not to mention, the part about accepting a ride from three white people was in the 90′s. Not this case.

          • Daveozio

            I didn’t say anything about 3 white people in my comment, please do your race proud and learn to read retard.

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            You referenced the story about Byrd, who accepted a ride from three white men. You then flipped the story and posed a hypothetical situation based on THAT story with the roles reverse.

            You did not “say anything” about three white people, but the reference was obvious, and I was responding to the reference.

            So, how is your comprehension working for you? Not well, I see.

          • Daveozio

            So you made an inference based on a completely unrelated incident. Glad you can comprehend the stuff you make up in your head, sport.

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            So, you’re telling me that an article mentions a BLACK MAN getting a ride from THREE WHITE MEN in an area with a large WHITE population and a history of violence towards blacks. You then pose a question about a WHITE MAN getting a ride from THREE BLACK MEN in an area with a large BLACK population, and you want me to believe that your question had nothing to do with the events mentioned in the article?

            Right.

  • Jay MiddleFinger Hill

    STRAIGHT BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.twitter.com/Jordanna_Sharri Danna

    damn this is sad but what was he thinking living in a racist area better yet being in an interracial relationship in a very racist area?! I hope he knew god. praying for his family

    • Jonathan

      Where I grew up is extremely racist. There are more inter-racial couples there than where I live and I’m in Oakland CA.

  • Brenda Parran

    I never accused the wife either…I made a reference, there’s a difference.

    • Jonathan

      Bigot. Don’t ever accuse anyone else of racism, toots. Point that finger right back at yourself.

  • Jay

    This is so sad, no one deserves to be murdered for the color of their skin are who they may fall in love with. God Watching.

  • springer07

    Please go to alfred Wrights Facebook page and watch the 2 or 3 part Anderson Cooper CNN editorial. I live about 2 hours from the location where this happened and have kept up with it since the day he went missing. I always thought it just wasn’t adding up. But at no time did I suspect the wife. Yes most of the time it is the spouse but not this time. This is not a tv show this is a real family going through the hardest thing they have ever went through and thet r telling their story bc they want answers. The police isn’t broadcasting this case the wife and family r the one responsible. And well would it make any sense for the wife to fight with the police bc they r saying it was an overdose if she would of been the one who murdered him? This family just wants support.. please get the facts of the case bf u put a family already struggling through even more pain.. and yes words hurt..

  • Dee Stewart

    Wife doing too much talking butch is lying

    • Jonathan

      More like ^^^ Bitch is dumb. Shut up.

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      Have someone murder your loved one. See how much talking you do.

      I’m glad “She talks too much” isn’t a reason to suspect someone of murder in the actual justice system.

      • Dee Stewart

        Yes my infant cousin many many years ago. The Fathers new wife pretended that she had no clue as to what happened and she was the last who she was with the night of my cousins murder. She went to work the next day and acted as if nothing had happened.

        • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

          So, you say that your baby cousin was murdered many years ago. Did the parents of the child speak out? Did the father and the mother of your cousin draw attention? Did they want justice?

          If they did, your logic is that they’re lying, or suspects because they’re “Doing too much talking”.

          • Dee Stewart

            It caused her mom to be put in a mental hospital and the baby’s father upheld his wife.

          • Dee Stewart

            Just now Recvd this been out of the Country! The father later admitted that he knew his new wife did this and the bio mother ended up in a psych ward

  • A Badtothebone Brewer

    When white people go missing and found in woods, there will be hell to pay. Black folk getting tired of this. There will be hell to pay.

    • blaze68

      Yeah yeah yeah, that’s what many said about Zimmerman if he got off. You guys didn’t do shiiit.

  • Cristina Coleman

    God bless america where drug overdoses cause you to have a neck cut open and an ear missing…For all of you who cant recognize it this is sarcasm…
    Bigotry is still alive and well and apparently working in this community/

  • Renee_FL

    Another article (link below) gives much more information, including the fact that after his death, his wife found he had made charges to local motels during times when she & their children were away, in the weeks just before his death. I don’t think his death has anything to do with being married to a white women, as some have suggested below. Maybe he was killed for whatever happened at the motel. http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/us/texas-mysterious-death/index.html

  • Cristina Coleman

    Oh and for all the wife bashers SHE DID alert someone. It says she called his parents to go and help him and she called back to let him know and heard the heavy breathing…come on people read the entire context before crucifying the wife or anyone else. To me the article makes it quite clear the only ones you can say did not do their jobs was the police there. They “missed” his ID etc in an area they supposedly searched. So seriously what are they hiding another race crime??

  • Veronica Lodge

    That’s fucked up.

  • Marisa Beatriz

    Holy crap. Why is the sheriff’s office covering this up? That’s disgusting and they deserve to be imprisoned for obstruction of the law.

    • kikojones

      Kinda makes you wonder if they actually know who might be involved in his death.

      • Jonathan

        Makes you wonder if they had something to do with it.

      • Marisa Beatriz

        I actually thought maybe they were racist and just covering for the hate crime or that maybe a rich person paid them off.
        Now that you mention it though, that is a good theory.

  • TownCarKid5.0

    congratulatons killer ! now this kid might have to grow up fatherless because of your senseless hate !

  • TownCarKid5.0

    Cant beleive we still have this kinda shit happening for tha 2014

  • kia

    The wife set him up

  • kia

    The wife set him up big time smh

  • Brenda Parran

    You guys can sugar coat, pretend, all you’d like, I refuse to. I’m actually a great person with hardly any prejudiced in me…But you all act as if your blind. Stop playing naive and be real with yourselves. The wife may not have committed the crime, however so, DONT RULE HER OUT! I don’t think I’m any better than any other person. But I sure will not allow you guys to bully me out of my Opinion. And as for you people who choose to name call…Grow up. Sticks and stones ok(?) I’m entitled to my Opinion just as you are of me, I respect that. But I will not hold my words for any of you. I am light complected and have to deal with issues of my own, however, I classify myself as black, and very proud of it. I’m tired of blacks, myself included, being trampled over, over looked, mistreated, and beaten down because of the color of our skin It’s sickening. My words are just words but your culture has taken it to the extreme. You people were leaders of our country and because of your shameful, horrible antics we have failed. No, I won’t hold my tongue for people who don’t respect me, for what?!?!? When I’m convicted by God for doing so, that’s when it will cease until then, grow some gonads.

    • Veronica Lodge

      Wow. You really are ignorant. I’m not sure why I wasted my time. To blame me, as a caucasian female, for bullshit my ancestors were responsible for is like blaming one of yours for crossing the racial divide. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid!

      • Brenda Parran

        I’m only responding because I’m bored in my five minutes to spare…But I don’t blame YOU for anything. I don’t even know you. However, your culture has followed the Euopean way, which is why your culture (majority, not all) is to blame for a lot of the racial profiling, propaganda, etc…My eyes are wide open to my history and yours for that matter. I won’t go into who you really are because my five minutes is almost up and I’d rather utilize it productively. But your culture have build great empires on the backs or minorities of all kinds especially blacks and your culture is going to pay. Ignorant? Lol!!! You wish..;-) Stay in your place girl.

    • blaze68

      Ya know Brenda I was rather harsh in my reply to one of your earlier posts, but the more I think about it the more I think you may be on to something.
      She knew he might be going to jail an leaving her out in the cold.
      She also may have suspected he was cheating on her (hotel expenses while she was gone)
      And then there’s the whole “I can’t come pick you up cause the kids are sick”. Um what?
      I think the state and federal investigators should definitely at least check out her story.

      • Brenda Parran

        Jail? How does jail play into this? I actually have not followed up…I don’t want to think that your comment was coming from a facetious place (because I’m getting right with Jesus), so I’m going to need clarity. Oh, from you….

        • blaze68

          If a spouse thought her husband may be going to jail and she thought he was cheating on her AND he was insured with life insurance, I’m just sayin. It wouldn’t be the first time a supposedly loving wife co-conspired in her husband’s death.
          I’m sure the texas rangers, fbi, state department will look into everyone’s actions leading up to his death.

          • wecandobetter

            Especially the actions of the sheriff.

          • Brenda Parran

            See blaze68, every black person that’s killed by a white person is not, and was not subjected to jail. Our society has really brain washed you guys into thinking blacks belong in bondage and live there life on edge just to go to jail. Perhaps he was not going to jail at all. Perhaps he was a good man doing right by his family and being that the white race is so evil, decided to play God and lynch him because of the color of his skin. See sweetie, I choice to recognize truth for what it is. Now OJ may have killed his cheating wife and her lover in cold blood (maybe he snapped); this case however, is believed to be different. Sweetie, I’m not brain washed by society because I don’t live under their law. Sorry to break it to you like this. And I’m still not prejudiced. You can still share your views as I will share mine and I will respect it.

  • The Dude

    White people are going to Hell for this, the whole lot of them

    • blaze68

      LOL

    • wecandobetter

      Not all. But the people who did this are definitely going to have a hard time getting into heaven, be they black or white or whatever. And def those who covered it up are going to.

  • Gerry Sirtigo Whited

    sheriff’s office

  • Xorn

    What fucking year is this? I would swear I was reading a story from 1892, but is it really from 2014? Holy crap, this country is going straight to hell.

  • Brenda Parran

    Lol!!!! You MIGHT want to learn how to spell “might”…Now shoo fly shoo.

  • goofuss

    Most of the people here seem to be idiots. Don’t bother with the comments….

  • chocolab

    what kind of bs “investigation” is that??

  • A. Retamar

    Wow! What even happened to I’m sorry for your loss, I’m praying for you, may God bless you. So many prosecutors/judges/juries. It’s a shame and disgrace. I pray someone shows you’ll compassion when it’s your turn.

  • Damien

    Here was a good African American just living the American dream, taking care of his family & then this happens.

    There is no need for violence such as this.

    The sheriff is covering up something & it needs to be found out what.

    God bless this mans family.

  • loves_all

    This really saddens my heart. I pray that justice is served and the find the real “animal” that committed this horrific crime. I pray that in time the family will find peace and closure and remember their loved one for the person he was. Those precious babies and his wife my condolences to you guys. I pray you find strength, understanding, and peace. I pray God bless them during this difficult time of grief.

  • koko

    It’s a shame that we live in a time where prejudice still exist. Whether it’s skin color, religion, secure orientation, etc… I completely blame the police department for not putting all their effort into finding this man. I pray that at least someone in the police department, fbi, cia, or whoever is determine to find his killer.May he rest in peace.

  • KSmith

    Brenda, I will not beat you up as statically the spouse is usually involved. Unfortunately, it is reality. However, we have no evidence to say that the Mrs. was involved in anyway. With that, I pray for the loss of this man’s family. I pray for the wife, kids, and parents. I pray that a thorough investigation is done and justice is served. Hmmmmm why didn’t this make the worldly news?

  • ladybird

    How in the hell does the sheriff think he overdose when it is clear that this was a hate Crime? If he overdose, why was his ear missing and throat having a gash? Also, how can you overdose on drugs if you are not a druggie? It is clear that this is a hate crime but what to cover is up. SMH. This is a sad tragedy. Hope they arrest those who have done his to him.

  • 1DayWeWillKnow

    So he overdosed on some drugs, then died. Then, a wild animal approached his body, slit his throat, ate his ear and knocked out his two teeth. Oh yeah, and the wild animal removed his clothes too, or did he do that during his hallucinations? This wild animal didn’t feel the need to do more damage, so it left.

    Yeah, mmhm, sounds like a perfectly viable explanation to give a grieving family. Great job!

    Oh, wait… what?

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      My thoughts exactly. If an animal began to eat a body, I’d imagine he’d have plenty of missing flesh, organs, and plenty of wounds. ESPECIALLY after 18 days. If the facts in this article are true, it’s clearly not an accident.

  • GameonAll

    And if John W. Ralston MD should find himself mutilated in the same manner, we can also claim it was drug related – the man was obviously murdered

  • Daunte

    Ok.. FIRST. This should not be a battle of wit or who has or uses the best grammar. Honestly, would an ADULT (key word) really care about the use of “women” over “woman” ? Exactly. Now.. someone is deceased can we stay on the topic at hand ? I was born and raised in Texas for 20 years. Live in VA now. And yes I am a black male, but my mother is white. So it’s not biased, what I am going to say… The man was murdered. Period. If you think otherwise either your incompetent, nieve or a racist yourself. In Texas they STILL have wooden signs that hang off trees “don’t let the sun set on your black ass”.. in 2008 they HUNG an African American teenager in his front yard.. (they were the ONLY black family in the town). I LOVE TEXAS, BUT me being 24 now.. I knew at age 9 there were certain towns African Americans avoided at ALLLLLL costs. It’s sad to say that this happens year after year but you’ll never know cause so many people just don’t want to believe. It’s real folks, open your eyes. They are trying to hide it, cover it up and continue doing so as long as dumbasses like a choice few of you fail to believe this is REAL.. please wake up.

    • blaze68

      “he was murdered, period!”
      Is that like “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period!”?
      If you have proof then lets see it.

    • truth

      Dont forget this too

      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report. Why?

      How did the first coroner miss trauma to the back of the head?

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • Michael C. Thompson

    So he took off running, why would she say “of his own free will”? Would he have another reason to run?

    • Debb08

      i feel like the Clerk at the store knows or saw something!!

    • wecandobetter

      You put that so well!! Of his own free will implies the question would there be another reason to run? I knew that but couldn’t put it into words that well, Thanks for that, I pray truth prevails soon!

  • Yamahagirl

    Can we just pray for the family and stop all the other BULLSHIT that’s what’s wrong with the world today we always assuming things when we really don’t know what happened …

  • Elle E

    My condolences to his family. You are in my prayers. To lose someone to murder is difficult enough. The circumstances surrounding his death could only serve to increase their pain. I sincerely hope the family of this murder victim gets justice and I also pray the sheriff and whomever else helped him with this cover-up is charged with felony obstruction of justice and any other charges possible. This story breaks my heart.

    • blaze68

      Agreed. But to lose someone to a drug overdoes is equally sad. We don’t know what happened yet.

  • Ray

    You don’t have to be a genius to know what happened here!! It happened in an area where 1.racial tension was prevalent!! 2. He was breathing heavily when she called, which means he had been running. 3. Throat slashed, and ear cut off, but say its an overdose!! That doesn’t happen to overdose victims!!!! What happened here was another James Byrd people!!!!

    • blaze68

      “prevalent”
      Meaning common? That it happens all the time?!
      A murder in 1998, 16 years ago, that was clearly a hate crime = ‘prevalent’?

  • Kathy

    May God help this family to make it through this tragedy. Hmm I’m beyond words that there are law enforcement officers and criminologist who in this day and age still overtly cover up a crime of such a magnitude. Well certainly there is a God who see’s and knows all things and he’s a God of Justice. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” Says the Lord. One way or the other the person/s responsible will pay for their crimes.

  • msmarti

    So, basically this happened and the FBI hasn’t opened up an investigation on the town’s Sheriff, Coroner, and the Pathologist? That’s a problem!

  • Chris Mcmillan

    You know exactly what this is! Black Men it’s time we arm ourselves and be ready to “Stand your ground” especially when traveling through these backwards small southern towns.
    I’m retired Army, a husband & father, I work hard everyday and treat ALL Men regardless of your ethnic group with dignity and respect but I will protect myself, family and property with EXTREME VIOLENCE and without any hesitation!
    (Rock River AR-15; Glock 20,21,29; Remington 700 Tactical 308; Saiga 12 shotgun)
    IT’S TIME TO PROTECT YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!

  • swanstone2000

    Grew up around that area and I’d say foul play. Period.

  • truth

    Seriously, why do y’all think it was a hate crime???I doubt if it was……

    • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

      MAYBE just MAYBE becuase its not the first time something like this has happened before in this area, where the are known to be racist… What do you think the reason could be

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      A black man ends up murdered and mutilated in a town known for it’s history of racism and the racial tension. It may not be a hate crime, but the odds are there. Not to mention, the alleged cover up doesn’t bode well.

      • wecandobetter

        I appreciate your comments Evan, thank you.

      • blaze68

        “Mutilated”?
        You assume he didn’t cause those injuries himself while on meth, cocaine, benzodiazipines, and amphetamines.
        But yeah, ‘musta been a hate crime by a white’
        Good grief dude.

  • karla hammond

    Little by little, these white boys or should I say white men are letting you brothers with your white girls know, they ain’t feeling it. they are starting in Texas, and who knows where this will end up.

  • #pryince

    Am African american,Jamaican to be exact and am in a relationship of 6 yrs with a Russian girl,apart from her sister the entire family racist,IMO..With that said the investigation should start with the girl family,friends etc…..I do not think the girl is involve they have a kid together and both are high school sweetheart but i still wouldn’t rule it out ive learn over the yrs anything is possible when money , race and jealously are involve…EVERYONE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT IMO….. But this sounds to me more like a few racist skin head deciding to take things back to the 50s……so disappointing that he didn’t even kill one of those bitches first.

  • Nikki

    *allude* …not allure

  • Sarinthia

    The wife obv isn’t a suspect, that counties autopsy said drugs and animals; the second autopsy they got basically ruled it a homicide. That’s a hate crime.

    • blaze68

      The second mE did not rule it a homicide, she said his injuries were suspicious of homicide.
      MEdical examiners have the authority to rule a death as a homicide. The fact that she did not unequivocally rule it as a homicide speaks volumes.

      • wecandobetter

        The fact the first one said animals and drugs, failed to mention head trauma, failed to mention the tongue cut off, failed to mention the missing ear, failed to mention the cut to the neck and simply said it was ‘animal activity’ on top of that the fact the first ME said the time of death was hours after the body was found??? -yes that happened- speaks volumes and questions the scientific knowledge-base of the first one. I’m going with the second ME.

    • wecandobetter

      And Sarinthia, i’m with you. I don’t think they believe the wife to be a suspect but I’m sure she’ll be investigated just like the shady cop and the shady initial medical examiner. Lets keep praying for the family after having to go through this horrible senseless tragedy.

    • blaze68

      So he was murdered and it’s automatically a hate crime?
      Maybe he was murdered by another black? Or hispanic?
      Or maybe, just maybe, he died of a drug overdose.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZeMAIf5DmQ Fuka

    Why are black people even living in Texas? you know damn well them cracka’s are racist

  • http://www.pureleverage.com/launch/1?id=rslade1774 MrRES_804

    gtfoh

  • rock rock

    Them goons should respond accordingly

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      And the cycle would continue. Instead of “them goons”, how about the criminal system get this shit right and find not only what TRULY happened, but bring justice to those who committed the crime, and those who made any attempt to cover it up.

  • ashleyjussayin

    White people are natural born psychopaths. Get mad all you want. I’m not black nor white but I am NOT visiting America if this is still going on! Some just don’t want to realize that the leader of the free world is a black man! Get over it

    • half time

      Good cause We don’t want you here, dumb broad…

      • ashleyjussayin

        Who besides a bunch of country in bread idiots wants to live in America anyway? Oh and by the way America is full of foreigners if you’re white even your ancestors came over on a boat! Just leaving give it back to the indians because just like you they don’t want you there

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      Did you just say whites are natural born psychopaths? That’s racist right there, and an extremely ignorant statement. I have no idea how on Earth you came to that conclusion, but if that’s how your mind works I’m glad you haven’t visited the United States.

      • ashleyjussayin

        Yes I said it. I’ve read your history books and saw the way certain people got treated when I did visit a few years ago to help me come up with that conclusion! You’re acting as if I’m lying! Step away from the delusional world you’re in for a minute and go find the truth about how you white people are and how you treat others that don’t look like you! And not a coworker because they only pretend like they like you so they can have a job, if you think I’m lying then try it! They hate the ground you walk on. And good reason to! As a matter of fact I’ll take you all the way back and tell me how did america obtained its wealth. I’ll tell you how, your ancestors set on their butts and collected money off of people picking cotton only to have them fight to the death for your entertainment! This is during the time your ancestors raped their women only to sale another human being as if it was an animal that also happen to be his child chasing the love of a dollar the whole time while fooling yourself that it was okay….. see what I mean by psychopath . Many American families today that are wealthy have old slave money that today’s generation doesn’t even understand where it came from but yet are so proud of it! I mean I could go on but I’m sure you will point out that you had nothing to do with it right. I’m glad you notice my mind is working. They call that thinking maybe you should try that next time before you make a comment or look in a mirror and ask yourself is what being said a lie or am I getting mad at the truth? That’s what usually happens when someone gets the truth thrown in there face when they’re not prepared for it! Like I said I can understand your anger if I lied the problem is I didn’t! That has you upset more than anything because as we all know you guys live in a delusional world but yet will go pay somebody to listen to your problems when you could of done right in the first place instead a following the crowd. No need to wonder why america is in the bottom of the education barrel! Too bad so sad . I guess the truth does hurt

        • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

          A. Do you understand what a psychopath is? It seems you’re slightly confused. I would do some research into that area before you start throwing words. There are psychopaths in every race, and only about 1% of the world’s population is believed to be Socio/Psychopaths.

          You’re talking about the history of AMERICA, not of whites. Is our country’s history full of racial inequality, bigotry, and the likes? Without a single doubt. Does that mean every white person is a psychopath? Not even close. There is as much diversity amongst Caucasians as any other race, especially when it comes to mental attributes. We have our racist, ignorant pigs and we have our enlightened. We have ruthless killers, and selfless healers. Lazy and hard workers, intelligent and mentally handicapped. We have everything. So to sit there and spout off a generalized, ignorant, racist remark makes you look foolish.

          America isn’t even the only country to have issues (Yes, we have MANY of them). Many Hispanic countries have cartels, corruption, issues of their own. Does that mean all Hispanics are homicidal drug pushers? African countries have history of genocide. I suppose that means all Africans are violent power hungry fools, right? That is the logic you are using in saying “America has a history of horrible things. Therefore, all white people are psychopaths.”

          There is issues of inequality, ill obtained fortunes, racial profiling (Hello, Israel/Palestine) across the globe. Climb down off your high horse. Grouping an entire race into one statement based on your OPINION of things is a perfect example of racism.

          B. Don’t pretend to know anything about my ancestry, Do you think all white people have direct lines back to the 13 Colonies and Britain? That’s an ignorant and uneducated thought process in of itself. Here’s some facts for you: My ancestry can be traced directly to Native American and Eastern European roots, and I am a legal member of a federally recognized Native American tribe. Would you like to try that bigoted rant again?

          • ashleyjussayin

            Still fooling yourself huh? You give all signs of being a psychopath because crazy people are the last to find out there crazy that’s if they do figure it out, lol.

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            So, your logic is that because SOME people do horrible things, all of us are horrible people. Right.

            Not only do you speak in generalized, racist terms towards whites, you are arrogant enough to think that you speak for other races as well.

            You truly don’t see your comments as racist? What a shame.

          • ashleyjussayin

            You see how American I am? Because I come on this website plenty times when is a story related to somebody black and I see black people this and black people that not this particular black person. Like I said I’m not black or white but I have a Mexican friend and Indian friend a black friend and all of us think you’re crazy so it’s not just me! And like I said before I can understand your anger if I lied and made up anything but since I didn’t am i racist for talking about it or are the people racist that I’m talking about? Let that rattle around in the space where your brain should have been! I love how you guys also say is a such thing as reverse racism! For it to be reversed doesn’t have to be there in the first place? You can’t stand up and tell me if somebody did something black in America it wouldn’t be this particular black person it will be all black people. Hey those in Congress let the rest of the world see America is still racist! What President you know got interrupted and was called a liar when he was giving a speech in front of Congress! America does he want to give him the title as president they call him by his last name as if he was your friend but yet still give that title to old George! Like I stated before don’t get mad at the messenger change the message and I probably won’t have anything to say! Take some time to think about that one! Later squirt and remember to stay inside the lines while coloring. Also remember when someone is stating historical facts they are racist they’re just stating historical facts! I would be considered racist if I made up what I said is just your people have convinced yourself that you’re God’s when the real truth come out you don’t like that. Love to point a finger and say what someone else is doing but when it’s time to talk about what you’ve done throughout history everybody is racist or like the classic you’ve stated, ” I didn’t do it “but here’s one that’s going to rack your brain for years on out…….if everybody keep talking about racist things do they need to shut up or does racism need to stop! Think about that til next year

          • Taylor Bodie

            You sound pretty American to me, is the “short bus” even an expression in other countries? You don’t seem very intelligent, but for humor sake where are you from?

          • ashleyjussayin

            wait let me get this straight, lmao! in your small and I do mean small world I HAVE to be an American because there is no way countries outside America use the same term when they are referring to someone stupid and only America have short buses? you don’t need me to humor you you doing that all on your own. I may not seem like it to you but you’ve shown all of us you aren’t. that’s the thing about most of you, you’re ignorantly and stubbornly stupid. if you can’t comprehend the following I think I’ll make you upset or at least have you try to come up with a reason why you think you’re not.

          • Taylor Bodie

            So…. ahhh….you still didn’t say where you are from. Also silly goose I asked another question that you some how turned into a statement. Finally I never claimed to be smart but if we are being honest, I feel way more intelligent than you sweetheart.

          • ashleyjussayin

            well I can’t help the way you feel but I’m sure if I go downstairs to my office and look at all my degrees on my wall including my masters and my doctrine and I’m only 28 I would think otherwise. excuse me I know otherwise. why even tell you where I’m from because according to you there is no way in the world that I’m not American since I use it short bus term you’ve proven to be very accurate. no you didn’t say you were smart, and it shows but you did try to insinuate that with your supposed knowledge of what we in other countries say and don’t say. see all the things you can notice when you read and comprehend and also see what’s not being said. Later squirt, I just gave you a lifetime of information for you to apply to whatever it is you’re doing in life. Game over!

    • Taylor Bodie

      ??? You lost me, but if you are referring to Obama then he is half “natural born psychopath”, his mom is white.

  • HollywoodManager

    Some of you people commenting on this are HORRIBLE, DUMB, RACIST a**holes. You make yourselves look this way. How do you read from the whole story that the wife committed this crime? Looks to me, just from reading the story, that the cops and the ME are the criminals along with the ones who committed such a horrible crime. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. You idiots should have more freaking respect the the family involved. I am totally shocked. This could happen to you or your family. How about everyone say the same to you and your family. Looks to me like this man and family were living the right life. NOBODY is perfect or lives their life perfectly. SMH I dare some of you step out of line and someone put you in your place. Then you will be calling yourself a victim. But I would never help you if I had the option. You should keep your mouths shut if you cant support the family and figure out what really happened.

  • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

    PPL shouldnt have to relocate because there are still ppl in the world that havent grown the fuck up yet! and to say he should of avoided this part of town the article CLEARLY states that he was on his way to work and got a flat I’m sure he had no intentions on stopping there

  • Brian Caver

    Im so fucking tired of hearing shit like this. That man didn’t deserve to die like that. There are some cold, heartless, soul-less people out there. How the hell could anyone live with themselves, let alone do what has been done to this man? Its hard enough to be black in America, our own race tries to kill us, racist pieces of shit try to kill us, we are degraded everyday and made to look like wild animals. But, somehow, we keep moving forward. Sometimes I feel like we’re cursed and blessed at the same time. If there is a God (which I find myself questioning quite a bit these days) I hope that all these injustices done upon us will be justified. Everyday I feel like im losing faith in humanity.

    • truth

      Your faith shouldn’t be in humanity.

  • Clara Moncrief

    I Just Want To Know, When Did He Overdose!!! Before Or After He Slit His Throat, And Cut Off His Ear?

    • blaze68

      He took drugs, fell, injured himself, tried to climb a barbed wire fence, injured himself some more, took more drugs, OD’d. Died.

      Unless you have proof it happened some other way?

  • meonthissite

    So, I have to say this and not to sound curmudgeon but Are we really surprised at this point? I mean we make laws to take away people’s rights, we invade people’s privacy, we turn our police force into a corrupt military/revenue system and wonder why/how these things happen. This isn’t surprising at all. As a gay man I read things like this happen to gay men all the time, where’s the outrage for them? People like me are killed on the street or under false dating pretenses everyday and police officers refuse to turn these cases over to the FBI when they know they hare hate crimes. This isn’t new to me at all.

    • Leks

      I dont think its the same thing bro he was killed for being black. Im only saying this because people of all colors are gay. Gay isn’t a nationality its a choice you can choose not to be dating men but you cant choose the color of your skin.

      • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

        Being gay is as much of a choice as being straight. Did you wake up one day and say “I think I’m going to be attracted to women”? I doubt it. I’m attracted to women of mixed races. Did I choose that? Nope. It developed as I grew older. I didn’t make a conscious decision to be attracted to what I am, and neither does anyone really. Whether that’s race OR gender.

        So, with that being said, why would someone date anyone that they’re not attracted to?

        • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

          your born black , being gay is an option

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            Ask anyone who is gay if they woke up one day saying “I’m going to find the same sex attractive today.” Chances are, they didn’t. It’s something that they just ARE.

            Is it like being black? No, but there are people who attack, beat, and violate people because they’re gay as well. Saying “You choose to be gay” is a misguided statement.

            I’m attracted to the opposite sex. I didn’t “choose” that, it’s just how my brain works. Being gay is no different.

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            I assume you’re straight. Did you make that choice?

            Let’s pretend that you’re simply unable to say that DATING a person of the same gender is a choice, and that you don’t HAVE to sleep with, date, or be intimate with someone. That would be true, but to hide your true identity because someone else hates it would be like telling a black man that he could bleach his skin if he didn’t want to be a victim.

          • Taylor Bodie

            I don’t think you are right there my friend. Homosexuality is a choice your skin color is not. It’s nature for a man to want a woman and vise-versa, that’s how babies get here. People may receive influences from their environment, childhood, friends, and other means but its a choice. That’s like saying its not his/her fault he/she is a pedophile, or murderer he/she was born that way.

          • wecandobetter

            Taylor you just equated homosexuality to murder and being a pedophile…… that’s seriously messed up.

          • Taylor Bodie

            No No, I named two super terrible things for the attention, but the point is that it is a choice. In no way shape or form is being gay like being a murderer but its a choice none the less.

  • Shequita

    This is terrible!!!! I’m praying for the strength of his family!! God Be With You!!

  • anon

    the sheriff and the rest of the good ol’ boys must’ve had themselves a grand old time…

  • too real

    When will they stop the nonsense going on in Jasper or are they waiting for a serious confrontation to take place. Federal government needs to step in. NOW

  • simone11

    After reading some of these comments, I believe this can be labeled as a hate crime weather it was black on black, white on black or even by the spouse, Any type of crime is hate weather we are jealous of someone or just don’t like them but believe what was done will come to light someone always slips up. I pray that the family will be granted peace

  • Chris Robinsom

    Fuck white people real shit since day one the white race has been jealous of us “colored people” they used us as the personal slaves now time has changed and they killing because they don’t have control over us like they use to FUCK YOU HONKIES

    • Brittany

      All of that hate you have in you is shocking. Our race has sacrificed everything for equality and rights, and here you are shouting hate through Facebook. Hate never got anyone far, but good luck. God bless you!

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      That’s the kind of attitude that will continue the cycle. Are there ignorant, bigoted white people out there? Absolutely. Are there white people who do vile, horrible things to people based on their race? Without a doubt.

      But to sit here and say “fuck white people” and to group ALL white people together when you say “they killing because they don’t have control over us like they use to” is ignorant as well. How is that any different than those racist white people grouping blacks together?

      “fuck white people” is the same thing as “fuck black people”. Grouping whites into one giant group and slapping a negative statement on it is the SAME THING as grouping blacks into one giant group and slapping a negative statement on it. You’re doing the SAME THING that you’re getting mad at others for doing. How does that help anything?

    • half time

      Sorry you feel that way, its not and hasn’t always been all off us “white people”

    • Taylor Bodie

      Why would I be jealous of you bro you are a bitch when it comes down to it a bet. I got nothing against anyone based on the color of their skin but you are stupid as shit. White Americans aren’t the only people in history to have owned slaves google it. Black Africans sold other Black Africans to early Americans you moron, so go yell at some true Africans too. Also honkies, what is that?

  • radsenior

    “Are you kidding me?” Missing an ear and throat slit open and the ruling is overdose? “Are you kidding me?” Sabine County in Texas is represented by Louie Gohmert. This area of Texas is known for bigotry, prejudice and hatred of black folk and recent history supports my thought. It is going to take boots-on-the-ground, full-court press to clean out Austin and Washington. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER TO VOTE AND DO NOT VOTE, OR ARE DENIED YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE, IT IS JUST LIKE VOTING FOR THE OPPOSITION!
    ELECTIONS DO HAVE CONSEQUENCES – LOCALLY – AT THE STATE LEVEL – AND NATIONALLY! We will have to get involved locally, as that is where the greatest influence and control is! It is going to take boots-on-the-ground, full-court press to clean out Washington and state houses across the nation.

    • blaze68

      They tried that in 2008 and 2012, we got Obama. Go figure.

  • Brittany

    Sounds like this entire case has holes in it. I hope this man and his family get the justice they deserve.

  • Allen Henry

    All I know is God is in control so this crime like many others will not be forgotten when judgment day comes!

  • Brittany

    Some of these comments are sad, and scream ignorance on so many levels. Leave it up to the racist people to comment with such hatred. Let’s not mirror the seemingly racist town of Jasper, Texas with more racism!

    • truth

      Its not seemingly racist ma’am. It is racist.

  • Q’s white brother ლ(´ڡ`ლ)

    Sounds like the kkk is back

    • https://plus.google.com/106112178230621322095/posts/p/pub Twisted Crone

      They Never left…Just Cleaned Up and learned to live a little more on the DL! The White Supremacists have just gotten a little better at the “Shell Game” is all! Google [Koch Bros - white supremacists] see what floats to the top!

  • penisvanlesbian

    why isn’t the state of texas doing an independent investigation? why is it taking a federal intervention? the state of texas should not be okay with the way the local authorities handled the matter. period.

  • Larry Fraga

    Are you kidding me! there needs to be a investigation and the people who did this to him, should be placed in Jail
    or put down. This is so hurtful to read. I can only hope he is R.I.P. Bless him and his family.

  • True Colors

    See this is the true color of injustice. I hope his family takes that whole county to the cleaners,.

  • themaintrain

    This sentence in the article intrigued me. <<>> To me, it was like the clerk KNOWS something. I bet the victim was offered a ride by like minded ppl to the ones who killed the first guy. I feel terrible for his family!

    • themaintrain

      It’s weird what it did to the quote… I didn’t put all that punctuation.

  • purple03

    This is such a tragic story….unfortunately racism still goes on today..I hope the family is able to get.justice

  • Precious Goddess

    That’s that bull shit…I have no words for this

  • ME-B

    how do you explain to his son what happened to his father? Such a sad story for him to bear the rest of his life. Prayers to the family.

  • Wulgus

    they should hang every single white person in that county.

  • Amy Abrams

    Overdosed? On what? A knife?

    • blaze68

      Per the report: Cocaine, meth, benzodiazipines, amphetamines, and alochol. But hey I’m sure somone ‘forced’ all those drugs into his system lol.

    • oneliners forever

      that’s what they want us to believe!! “overdosed on a knife” 656 likes for you amy abrams

    • truth

      Your questions are true. Here are more to think about:

      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

    • truth

      More questions to think about:

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

    • truth

      A few more questions to ponder:

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • love

    I wonder if this is still being “investigated”. I sure do love living in Texas where I know I am safe from harm.

  • believe

    Everyone should share this all over the web and in public! These types of sickening things are always happening in Texas and Louisiana and there is hardly ever any actual coverage of it by anyone!

  • HoldingOn…

    This is one of the most heinous and disgusting crimes I have ever heard and to hear it is still happening is so disheartening after so many years fighting for equal rights let alone equal protection. I pray for the safety of the family of the victim and to hear that justice will be served to those guilty individuals.

  • Chen

    So he ran away knowing help was on the way. Then he slit his own throat and cut his own ear off. Then dies of an overdose.Somebody killed him. This upstanding father of 3 married to his high school sweetheart. Something is terribly wrong here. A man is dead and why? The world has lost it’s mind. Prayers to the family.

  • CarrieAnne Johnson

    Taking the time to specifically cut his ear off tells me the people/person who did this felt he didn’t “listen” to them, and slitting his throat tells me he talked or told somebody something he wasn’t supposed to. I don’t know what to infer from the two missing teeth without more information, but I do know that if the forensic pathologist lied about this being a murder that the DOJ isn’t likely to be much help. He probably knew something that implicates high-level officials and they needed to get rid of him. Sad.

    • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

      whos to say theyre not working together to cover it up? just the fact that its taking the family to investigate here says a lot

      • CarrieAnne Johnson

        Yes, that was my point. The crime scene was orderly (his body was carefully positioned), which suggests it was NOT a crime of passion, but was clearly premeditated. He was found among tall grass but out in the open, not buried, which suggests the killer has a sense of authority and confidence knowing that they will get away with it. His clothes were fully removed (except boxers and a shoe I believe) which suggests they were disposing of evidence. The square patch of his blue scrubs which was so carefully cut and left on the fence tells me that more than one person was involved, and that patch was a marker to tell the other person where to pick him up from. I would guess that the two or more killers have professional positions, probably in some authority, perhaps a cop or a friend to the local police. Whether or not the truth will come out will depend on how high up those involved are (the lower, the more likely to know).

  • M Teague

    This is one of the most terrible things I have read in a long time. I hope the perps are found and made to pay dearly.

  • melinda

    what ever happened to this person rather it was a hate crime or just plain murder or whatever we should be saying a prayer for his parents and his family for strength to be able to get through this until the truth comes out.

  • Jonnypause

    Where all you trayvon freedom fighter lol quiet as a mouse, this man was lynched 1800 style and the shit will probably be swept under the rug

  • Anne

    He was probably a Seahawks fan–bragging. Someone got jealous. Shame.

    • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

      who post a joke on an article like this? dumb bitch

  • S.Robinson

    As Alfie’s FAMILY MEMBER, it saddens me to see so many people who have done ZERO research sit here and type all of these negative comments. Especially in regards to his wife, Lauren. Put yourselves in our shoes for a second. All I ask of each of you is to first read about his story. Simply Google “Alfred Wright” and hundreds of articles will appear. AFTER you have read the articles, and viewed all 3 parts of the CNN segments, THEN come back with your thoughts. But most importantly, all I ask of you all is to PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY !!!

  • Kyle

    What the fuck did i just read,how the hell the autopsy not address the multiple wounds on his body that obviously weren’t self inflicted. let alone the man was hung.But yet they rule out foul play and say animals did it GTFO their right animals did do it.

  • MaximumOvertroll

    lazy racism trumps justice.

  • Jean Hannah

    Is this not the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard? OMG, they are some SICK folks!!!

  • Monica Lovelace

    He either, shouldn’t have married a white woman, or he should have moved his family to a predominantly black neighborhood, because “we” are more accepting. Black ppl better wake up!

    • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

      why should he have to alter his life to fit the approval of someone else? that man should be aloud to marry whom ever he wants and live where without some asshole killing him for being a black man

      • Debb08

        Thank YOU!!!

    • TrillProphecies93

      That’s the problem we are too damn accepting. Other races aren’t that accepting of us if you ever notice. We need to start loving our own and stop accepting everyone else. What happened to black pride or unity?

    • therealdealishere

      Monica, you sound like a weirdo.

  • Tyler Morgan

    racist fukers

  • Moro-man9

    I know I’m not American and I shouldn’t probably judge, but why whenever I read such tragic stories I have a hunch that it happened in Texas?
    Seriously, what is wrong with this state?

    • jj

      It’s very large…

  • 7734real

    This is PRECISELY

  • IGNORI WEST

    blCK PEOPLE NEED TO STAY AWAY FRM WHITE PEOPLE PERIOD.. ESPECIALLY BLK MEN WITH WHITE WOMEN.

    • http://batman-news.com biracialchild

      the title of Ur name doesnt seem to fit your comments, what does being married to a diff race have to do with this murder? i HIGHLY doubt whoever he came across knew he was married to a white woman

      • therealdealishere

        ignorant west is an idiot.

  • IGNORI WEST

    b;ack men stay away from white women.. you know your life is worth more than being with a white women.. too many racist out there.. leave those jezebels alone.

    • therealdealishere

      ignorant west, you should probably break up with your big fat white girlfriend then.

  • Ciera Brown

    smh im sorry this happen to her husband smh once agine …

  • Teri

    Yes Brenda blatantly accused the wife. Must don’t watch? Question her ass? These people?!?! Color was not mentioned. Hate was. There is too much hate in the world. Prayers go up for all.

  • Truthfull

    And they SWEAR racism doesn’t exist or that black people exaggerate what goes on.

  • Valica810

    why does the caption have to say Black father found dead. That statement alone makes it a black/white issue. Even though I am an African American female, still I do NOT blame the wife in this. I would need more info, than she is white, to accuse her.

    • fluffy207

      Did you read the article? No one is blaming the wife. It clearly says the reports indicated no fowl play. The headline is important, because it shows incompetency of the law enforcement. He was found with lacerations to his ears and neck, and yet the report comes back to say drug overdose. The additional autopsy paid for by the family showed no drugs in his system. So it shows that the likely development of this case went something like oh well he’s black so he probably just overdosed. If you would have read this article you would have seen that there is nothing being said about this being a black/white issue between the couple. It is commenting on the institutional racism that is seen here.

  • George Rl

    Black and white card….the anger and the separation of point of views is what the system wants you to do.

  • darrick72

    Lynching is back in America.

    • Buck Master

      never left

  • LillyD

    The fact that this isn’t the first type of crime to happen in this area makes it a hate crime. Unfortunately racism does still exist within this country. I highly doubt the wife had anything to do with the murder. The father was the bread winner so it wouldn’t make any sense to kill him. I think people saw them together and didn’t like it so they took the
    opportunity when it was presented to get rid of him. Karma is a b*** and in the
    end they will get what they deserved.

  • SHhhhhh

    If the media hadn’t posted a pic of him with his WHITE wife, what would you all be saying? Let’s focus on the facts here.

  • Maleka Giovinco

    any hate crime is horrible. yes it’s wrong for people to hate other people because of the color of their skin; but people you have to live in reality. an interracial couple does not belong in some small ass town in texas. i never took a chance like that when married to the italian. I hated when i got stationed at ft polk, la. couldn’t wait to get out of there. if we were together; i was always in my uniform. so the local idiots didn’t get it twisted!!!

  • mz

    What the hell is this world coming to.

    • Buck Master

      hell

  • Douche Bag

    Set Up. The Sheriff had something to do with it. Racist Cocksuckers!

  • B1GTX

    Been to that part of Texas a couple times. Most backwoods place I’ve ever visited. If Texas could give that area to Louisiana we would.

  • tim

    Way to add in James Byrd….had absolutely nothing to do with the story.

    • tim

      Bravo on your insinuation btw. Journalism at its worst,

  • dont need to know

    It because hes black … he was murdered and they know it they just dont care because of the colour of his skin bet if it was a white male they would of dug deeper amf probably caught the guy who did this … and the person who has done this probably wont stop there once they know that they have gotten away with this they will continue and I bet that u will find more bodies if the person kills again arround the same area

  • jennifer lawrence

    Fuck america tbh the fact that this shit still happens is traumatizing & irritable.. that’s why I can’t wait until those racist ass 20th Century cunts are dead. This country will be filled with all types of races and I hope you suffer watching from hell

    • tim

      maybe u should move to Canada??

      • jennifer lawrence

        yeah maybe I should hm

  • jennifer lawrence

    This is so fucked up I can’t

  • Cecil Gray

    These things are on the rise again. I would not trust a sheriff south of the arctic circle.

  • kate1966

    The authority know that WHITE authority KILL that man.

    • therealdealishere

      smh

  • Onlay_By_Bravada

    It’s sad people still can’t seem to focus in on anything but skin tone. I hope his MURDER is avenged if not by man then by GOD!!!

  • kate1966

    I hope this story need go away I have watched it on TV. I hope that they get who every need this.

  • Guest

    Fuck that shit, rehearsed bullshit we see right through that shit!!!! They killed an innocent man just because he was black..

  • amanda

    Uggg, sounds to me like the wife showed true concern for her husband. I’m sure she would rather have him than money. Secondly, I am getting tired of the “black” thing. You are NOT black, you are brown-skinned. Just from the title alone, I almost did not read the article. Pathetic really when you have to start a title with a person’s color. This world has gone to shit.

  • therealdealishere

    Does everything involve the race card?

    • Buck Master

      when you folks are involved,YES

      • therealdealishere

        lol @ ‘you folks’. what an idiot

    • Alex Blaze

      When a black man is killed or even found dead from a drug overdose, the race card ALWAYS gets played.
      When a white person is killed by a black, it’s just listed as ‘murder’.

  • Carissa

    that is crazy..They need to get the FBI involved..That man was tortured and murdered..

  • AmazingUniverse

    After what happened to James Byrd and now Alfred Wright, God rest their souls, it’s mind boggling to me that African Americans want to stay in such a backwards, highly prejudiced town … get the hell out of that HICK town .. and I don’t want to hear about not being able to afford to move. You can’t afford to stay there, and why would anyone want to? It’s obvious the law is not going to protect Black people in Jasper and you can’t take the law in your own hands because, if you murder a white person, even if it’s self defense, see how fast you’re tossed in prison .. Stop being foolish black folks in Jasper.. let those backwards, ignorant, crazy azz white folks have the little bumpkin town .. It’s obvious Wright was murdered because he was married to a Caucasian woman. He was a physical therapist so he made enough money to move his family away.

  • separationcs

    Bastards. Post Racial Amerikkka, folks! As Chapelle’s skit used to say “sprinkle some crack on him!”

  • Sky Evans

    This type of news saddens me every time. I’ve visited my family in texas and witnessed a different type of lifestyle and have endured prejudice out here in Arizona while going to school. I don’t understand why people choose to kill one another, especially over a matter of skin tone. Texas is supposed to be patriotic, but how can you love your country without loving your neighbor….regardless of their skin tone, financial income or beliefs.

  • Tina1456

    Why isn’t there an internal review goingbon with the sheriffs department? Seems to me like falsifying an autopsy is means to shut them down or clean house, or even worse they could be involved.

  • JettMane

    time to nuke texas and plant a forest over the remains.

    • Charles Ramsey

      The fire ants would survive. Need a different plan.

  • Lord be with them

    In my opinion, there is crime everywhere. It doesn’t matter what race is involved- he or she still a person. Apparently, in this case it had to be an African American male to lose his life and not be able to see his children grow up to be young successful adults as he. I do feel sad for the family because they did lose a loved one. There’s no assumption of it being his wife’s fault because like any human being the first reaction we have towards danger is to constantly ask questions or try to get in touch with whomever, meaning we don’t think out a plan on who to call, where was the victim last scene, or the like. I do hope that the family finds the murder(s) and that he serves the right amount of time given. This is just another lesson learned to all the successfully young African American people that no one can get too comfortable with their life because tomorrow is never promised and the future always changes. Instead of bickering on poor grammar, everyone should send their condolences towards the family and pray that they are relieved of their heartache. Focus more so on the problem at hand and hope that whoever knows exactly what happened or did such a thing would come forward from guilt.

  • donagirl

    after reading the comments on here everyone can clearly see that it has turned into a racist debate. one person would comment and someone would insult them with names ect. is it no wonder our society is where it is. growing up I lived in a neighborhood where my family was one of the only white families there. to our left was a hispanic family to our right a african american couple and behind us a african american family. and the other houses were either hispanic or african american. we treated each other like family and we didnt see color and not once would I have not trusted them with my kids and did I mention I lived in Texas. yes I have to say there are racists in Texas but just because there are some that are like that doesnt mean the whole state is like this. There are going to be racists anywhere you go.Whats sad is we have gotten off the topic.. a young man was killed under suspicious circumstances. I do agree it was a hate crime. If you deserve respect then I will give it to you regardless of color and some of you on here do not deserve respect some of the comments made by the “white posters” make me embarrassed to be white because all the other folks see or here comments like these and think all white people think this way. WE DONT!!! Do we not realize this way of thinking is being passed on to our children and its NEVER going to end In Gods eyes there is NO COLOR , we all bleed red.

  • jackmouve

    It’s curious to me that the clerk said he put his phone in his sock and then they actually found him with one sock and his phone in it…. Prime Suspect if you ask me.

  • Tracy Brooks

    While the good people of Texas wait on your redneck justice these
    murders will continue to happen.

    Solution, militant group of military trained men run your own
    under cover sting operation without local authorities involvement set
    a rabbit down in the field wait on the wolves to form then strike all
    of the racist bastard down then disappear leave no clues behind see
    how fast Bubba law men go on the offensive.

  • Gale Lett

    Wow this is truly sad. When are we ever going to learn that we are but a small speck of dust floating in space. We have nowhere else to go in the known universe. Yet all we do is try to kill each other off. Why? We all have to live on this tiny speck. Why are we at each others throats all the time? I just don’t understand.

  • keysha hall

    That’s what these black men get by dating white devils !! Why date/marry someone who brought u here on chains

    • Appalled

      You really just said that? Lol, wow – it’s people like you that are the true ‘racists’ and just blab arrogant ignorance. Please refrain.

      • keysha hall

        I guess bringing my ppl here on chains and treating them as animals is not being true “racist” lol. I guess we are just suppose to forget like nothing happen huh? I blame black people …not you. We allowed such things to happen.

  • Sighhhhhhhhh

    Can’t stand reading some of the shear ignorance posted on here coming from those sparking this up against whites, or “Texas being full of racists”. Shuttt upppp.
    All your claims about “there’s never blacks hanging whites, or when do you hear about random acts of violence from blacks on whites” LMAO! It happens ALL the time, just because it isn’t on CNN, MSNBC, or FOX news, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Nelson Mandela known for racial nuances. Michelle Obama, claiming that the “old whites” should be killed off..’IN ORDER TO FIX RACISM’ – Lol, blacks claiming “black history month” IS RACIST because all the other months are for whites. So sick of hearing the whiny baby bull shit about it. Racism is still alive because the certain types of people allow for it and the media is controlled selectively. White Australian kid killed by a black kid – didnt hear much, Young white boy murdered by black man in cold blood – where was that listed as a hate crime? Murder is murder, violence is violence. Regardless of what race. So tired of some of the ignorance people are allowed to spew.

    • Calvin375

      Why because it was actually a “HATE CRIME”?!!! It’s very obvious when you have a while town in on a cover up!!! You sound very disturbed mentally.

      • blaze68

        If you have proof that it was actually a murder you should contact the DOJ. They might even have a reward for your “PROOF”.

  • Jermo

    Im black but im sorry there’s no way in hell I would ever live in a racist ass town with a history of racaial violence and discrimination. …. I would of been moved my family and kids out of a place like that

    • Jermo

      Racial

    • blaze68

      And yet the Wrights felt safe living in Sabine County.

  • ShebaBarb

    Real fishy story. Their are some murderers out here.

  • Laura Limon

    Please pray for the family to have justice and find the murderers and bring them to justice. This world is so frightening. I cannot imagine how much HATE these people who did this had to have in their hearts to execute such a horrific crime and coverup. This is terrible. May the FBI find all the answers and put away every single person involved in the crime and cover up.

  • Brenda Parran

    People, can’t we all just get along? I post, you guys comment, she post, then you comment…We’re all doing the same thing. Let’s not throw stones at glass houses here. Those are my thoughts and what you think about them, is by far the least of my worries. In any investigation the spouse is 1st suspect or maybe for all you sensitive folks (1st “to be cleared”) no matter the race. Not once did I say she may be guilty because of her race. You all turned this into a race issue, not me.

  • Dana Marie Eisenmann

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they found out the car was tampered with to make it stop, so they could kill this man.. They probably were stalking him, bc of his interracial marriage. That’s why they were able to get to him before his parents arrived to help. The police are in on the cover up, maybe even had something to do with it or know who does. Just like in older times when prominent members of society belonged to the KKK; This family will get no justice, and that is the worst thing of all, those ppl responsible are free to do it again.

  • Randy B

    Firstly, my heart aches for this man’s family!! May God grant each and every one of you peace that surpasses all understanding. Next, how can some of these posters be so disrespectful and rude? Who cares what color his wife is, who cares what color he is and the fact that he married who he married has nothing to do with the meat of the matter. The real fact is this man was murdered, there is a cover up and we should be praying that whomever did this receive the punishment that they deserve. It’s quite obvious that the wife had nothing to do with this. ..obviously there couldn’t be too much of an insurance policy if they are seeking donations. Secondly, he supported the wife and three kids. So, why would she want to kill him and cut off her means of financial stability? I think everyone here knows or at least should have an idea of what happened, and ITS DEFINITELY NOT HIS WIFE!! I personally feel that his truck broke down, and someone found it the perfect opportunity to kill him. Not because he was married to a white woman, but just because he himself was African American.

  • Francis Akg Nyarku

    I’m very interested to know why authorities are acting so suspiciously regarding the circumstances of this man’s death.

  • Texas_girl

    I have lived in Texas all my life. Yes, there are some parts of Texas, I am sad to say, have quite a few racist. MOST of Texas is not that way. I don’t know why this man was murdered and yes, I do believe that he was murdered and the cops covered it up. BUT I can see him being killed in a small town for reasons other than his skin color. For some just being an outsider (not native to that town) is enough. If someone thought he saw something he shouldn’t have or thought he flirted with someone he shouldn’t have..the list goes on and on. If any of this is true, then for some it would be enough to kill him. I imagine the cops have covered it up because they either already know who did this or they strongly suspect.

    • wecandobetter

      I greatly appreciate your comments. Though I do believe this was race motivated, I respect that what you say is ultimately true.

  • Alice Mechler

    Fact: The man had a degree in Physical Therapy. That takes time and commitment. One does not just go out and buy a PT degree/license (The Executive Council (ECPTOTE) is a state of Texas agency charged with
    protecting the health, safety and welfare of the people of Texas by
    supporting the Board of PT Examiners and the Board of OT Examiners as
    they license and regulate qualified practitioners of physical therapy
    and occupational therapy, and register facilities in which those
    services are provided). He evidently was on his way (in his own vehicle, buying his own gas) to see a patient. In other words, he devoted his life to helping people.
    Fact: He had NO history of drug use. The second autopsy found no drugs, illegal or otherwise in his system.
    Fact: His throat was cut..in a straight line, not ‘chewed by animals’. i.e. A razor or very sharp knife. He did not cut his own throat, or they would have found the utensil used near the body.
    Fact: The area is well known (and has been for many years) as extremely racist, with multiple cases of ‘hate’ (racially motivated) crimes. Many of these crimes were swept under the rug, much as this one was.

    I do hope the DOJ does a thorough investigation and publishes the real reason this man’s life was cut short.

    • blaze68

      Fact: His own wife said he sometimes used a drug that made him paranoid
      Fact: Drugs WERE found in his system.
      Fact: There is NO proof his throat was cut in a straight line.
      Fact: Someone getting killed in 1998 in that area does not mean the town is ‘extremely racist’
      Go home, race baiter.

    • truth

      Here are some more questions to think about:

      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • Warren Rogers

    I pray that the truth comes out. No one deserves to have that happen to them. Especially a man with a family. I dont believe drugs were involved. To cut off your own ear, drag yourself, and cut your own throat is crazy. Just ridiculous. Can’t believe phrases like “of his own free will” and “accidental” was used. Just plain stupid.

    • blaze68

      No one is claiming he cut off his own ear. It IS possible he incurred these injuries while high on cocaine, meth, alcohol, benzodiazipines, and amphetamines. I know right! Shocker!

    • truth

      Here are more questions to think about, all indicative of more investigation needed

      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • El rio

    Don’t feed into the negative energies things are going to happen people are going to die and lives will be devastated but the main thing that we aren’t the victim nor offender so we have the opportunity to not be a victim and or a offender. Hate is what keeps fear in people’s eyes and hate is spread through negative media coverage so don’t feed these articles in your spirit then scroll down to read another’s “opinion” because it only harvest more negative energy in the spirit. Haven’t you people grasped the knowledge of electromagnetic energies and the way they work with the spirit? Have you not studied newtons laws of (energy)motion? Those don’t just operate on a physical realm but also on a social, psychological, spiritual etc… So when you feed into this you are the very reason it stays in motion because your comments become permanently imprinted in the database for next person to read. A man was found dead no one knows what happened ok…. We can speculate and assume all
    day but will that bring that man back to his family? Will that solve the death? Will
    that bring justice to anyone? I shouldn’t have to answer those because I’m pretty sure you all k”no”w. the main thing should be when you read and article like this is “let me pray for that family,” and if not that something to the degree of condolences or apologies for the loss not what you think happen and who you think did because if any of you knew any of that the police should be pulling you all out of your homes for questioning because you obviously know something they don’t (in their eyes). So stop forming opinions and racial assumptions and just pray for the family and their situation and let the energies of the earth operate in motion.

  • hmmm…..

    With all the black hate crimes related jasper texas, i wouldn’t be surprised if some of them “good ‘ol boys” in the community were responsible for this. I’m sure the fact that he was married to a white woman probably outraged the good ‘ol christian aryan race in that town.

  • decreator

    See there’s no racism anymore. Everything is Ok! Deplorable. It’s a shame that folks are so braindead, and this is still going on in 2014. Rip!

  • musikfanat22

    Sounds like a turner diaries type killing

  • Jas

    So because Texas is known for “racism” that means EVERY person who lives in Texas is racist? I believe not. I am from Texas and I am far from racist. I do not like anyone who thinks that just because of the color of their skin (be it white, black, or brown) that they are better than anyone. I simply don’t like anyone who feels to push blame on someone else because of the color of their skin.
    I get so tired of hearing people say “oh it’s because I’m …(insert skin color)”. Or just because one person is in a relationship and something happens, it’s automatically the other races fault. This woman loved her husband and wants justice in this case so why blame her??
    We are in 2014, yes, racism is still a problem, but so are gangs, theft, murder and millions of other things.. People need to stop and realize that the color of ones skin should not be the deciding factor for any type of violence or hatred. We all need to stop pointing the finger at people until we know the facts.

    Everyone’s so quick to call the race card but they don’t realize that they are part of the problem pointing fingers too..

    • blaze68

      Agreed! The same ones screaming that Wright was racially targeted are the same ones ‘racially targeting’ whites as the culprit.

  • PuLLitYouWnt

    he still got lynched…they chained him and dragged him. that sounds so familiar. after we figured out who did it. i wanna know how three different drugs got in his system. this is so F`d up.

    • Jas

      Alfred Wright was found in Hemphill, 45 minutes from where that happened to James Byrd Jr. Alfred was found (from what this says) not chained or drug. No matter what it’s a shame for this to happen to anyone..

      • PuLLitYouWnt

        know your history..Byrd was dragged…and a lynching is still a lynching..both were tied to vehicles and dragged. i didn`t say anything about being chained or both being drugged…..pay attention if you plan on commenting because this isn`t the topic to be arguing over…

        • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

          Wright was found with a missing ear and a slit throat. Unless I missed something, there was no mention of him being dragged. James Byrd was, yes, but Alfred was neither lynched nor dragged from the details given in this story. Jas was pointing that fact out.

          • PuLLitYouWnt

            first off learn the definition of lynching…you don`t have to hang from a tree to be lynched..and in another article it was reported that he was dragged…but nevertheless, if you intend to discuss a hate crime then you should know what entails a hate crime. Emmett Til was lynched but he was never hung from a tree…..but thank you for point out the facts smh

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            “Unless I missed something”. Not reading an entirely different article qualifies as “missing something”.

          • PuLLitYouWnt

            evan you can seriously kiss my a**… presenting info from other articles is still discussing facts. Just because this article didn`t have them doesn`t mean anything…have you ever heard of presenting facts as they become available? ok, i figured…keep your smart a** comments to yourself. this isn`t the place to be showcasing that type of stupidity. a man was lynched…END OF STORY…you the only person on here wanting to be anal about details but facts are still facts….thanks

          • blaze68

            FACTS? You aren’t discussing facts at all. This man was not dragged. Even the ones that rush to judgement and insist a white man MUST have killed him aren’t even saying that. Good grief dude. Reading comprehension is an important skill. Learn it.

          • PuLLitYouWnt

            lol reading comprehension is important to you? but clearly you didn`t read my previous comments because if you did you would know that i said other news outlets were reporting that he had been dragged…so basically STFU THANKS….

          • truth

            Here are some more questions to think about, also beware who you argue with. Some users can not accept any indications of a hate crime.

            Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

            When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

            Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

            Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

            Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

            Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

            The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

            How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

            Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

            Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

            Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

            Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

            Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

            What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

            And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

          • PuLLitYouWnt

            @Truth your name fits you well. that`s all i have been trying to say that clearly there are some outlets reporting more details than national media. i`m in Florida (yes, i know, i`m shaking my head too) and i found out about this through FB. so of course i start researching. i found that outlets from texas had more in depth details than mainstream media outlets (CNN).

            but you right, you gotta watch who you have a discussion like this with. because its people that really don`t wanna except the facts. another question. i read in another article that he went into a store after his car troubles and the clerk said he put his cell phone in his sock and ran out shortly after. They say the found his dismembered body days later and his phone was still in his sock. but the question is who was he running from while he was at that store? because clearly something scared him…

            but at this point im too distracted with the Dunn verdict its another terribly sad time in FL. I`m beyond pissed off and disappointed in my home state. its a bad time for Black people around here. But peace to you my brotha/sista. everything you said was spot on and i appreciate it.

          • blaze68

            Good reply!

  • Malik Branch-Bey

    Again we live in the most hateful country in the world. We have a weak govenment that is allowing this country to go to hell. They do nothing to help anybody…..unless they take your money 1st. I know Texas is a racist state, because when Obama won,and I didn’t vote for him either time, I went to work and every one was pissed off. They acted like I was asking for their daughters hand in marriage. It was a really scary situation. It’s sad how hateful this country really is…….yet we try and promote a God loving country that really doesn’t exist. Lord help us all……

    • JoeCasepack

      Maybe they weren’t racist and were pissed off because Obama sucks at being President.

  • People-Please

    I’m trying to figure out how this all went to a man OBVIOULSY being a victum of foul play….to some one racially profiling, then to someone pointing out the racial profiling, and then to someone pointing out grammer issues in everyones argument statements. Opinions are opinions, Whether they be dumb or smart. Insulting or not. A man was murder. Possiably because of his racisl profile. Thats what we should be taljing aboit and up roaring about. Not if some one used “you’re” over “your”. I hope they find what has really happened to this man.

  • Janet Sutton

    Sue the state for false reporting on death, and that he in his false report, aided and abetted in a homicide. Take their private doctors statements, police reports, and get the federal government to respond

  • QUEEN

    all black males need to leave them honkie white devils women alone, that’s what this is about..IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE NEXT DAY, AND TEXAS IS THE MOST RACIST PLACE I KNOW….IF U LOVE A HONKIE WOMAN LIVE ELSE WHERE

    • Ignorance is not bliss

      This is an example of a Tea Partier comment.

  • Jennifer Coterel

    This is so very sad! My thoughts are with the family.

  • Mike Croft

    We need the truth!

  • QUEEN

    IF YOU WANT TO SEE ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA, YOU HAVE TO STOP DATING AND MATING WITH WHITE FEMALES, THEY WILL BE THE DEATH OF ANY AND ALL BLACK MEN…TEXAS IS THE MOST RACIST PLACE TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE AS A MATE, YOU’RE ASKING FOR YOUR LIFE TO CUT SHORT,,,

    • Ignorance is not bliss

      This is an example of a Tea Partier comment

  • http://www.idgaf.com/ Harsh Reality

    So we are suppose to believe its suicide when all evidence shows homicide?????? Gtfoh.

  • jpd72

    Accident my ass. It’s murder

    • blaze68

      Any proof of that? Or is that just your prejudices showing through?

    • truth

      Here are more things to think about:

      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • Laila

    Something happened in the convenience store. Sounds like something out of Texas Chainsaw massacre and the whole town including the cops are in on it!! May the truth come to the light!

  • BoyFuckYou&Her

    Smh just wait til the world changes hands

  • BeezBuzz

    I think that whoever killed this man, has killed before. First, they are in Texas, which is the last place that you want to be caught killing someone This theory would exclude the wife. If she is involved, the police are already onto her. Just because she isn’t in jail already doesn’t mean that they have overlooked her as a suspect. They have to be careful in their investigation of the wife. Trust me, if it is her, it won’t go unnoticed. I don’t get the feeling that this was the spouse. I don’t think this was a random killing either. This killer is someone who has killed before.

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      Out of curiosity, what makes you think this person has killed before? Other than “you don’t want to be caught in Texas”, of course.

  • BigDrink

    I hate to speculate but he was a black man with a white wife in a racist community. I bet the police had something to do with it as well. It’s sad that in our world today racism like this still prevails and it not limited to anyone race color or creed. http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/police-black-teens-kill-white-man-for-fun/

  • K Byrd

    Clearly this story has a lot of missing facts. This man did not cut his own ear or throat…how ever, I can’t see where any one would blame the wife….some of these comments are so stupid. Maybe the truth lies between he was doing some shady shit, around a package store and he got jumped by a person or persons.I am so sorry for his wife and family, and hope the truth comes out soon.

  • K Byrd

    Question…Was his tuck later found tore down, or was it in working order? Why wasn’t there a camera in a package store to show this mans actions? and…why did his cell phone not give off a signal to track? This story is poorly written, and has a lot of open ended questions. Did they find drugs in his system or not?

    • blaze68

      They found a LOT of drugs in his system.

    • truth

      Add these to your questions:

      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • Joseph Izak

    If Alfred took care of his wife and 3 children financially, then why is the family asking for donations?? Could it be greed???

    • wecandobetter

      Oh there’s always that off chance that they didn’t expect for him to do die so soon. I mean, its possible. This is sarcasm.

  • Brad

    This guys youngest brother dedicated the song he sang tonight on American Idol to him.

  • Glen

    Lol for the retard racist blacks go f yourself get over slave and racist sh$^7 grow up! u dumb ass people are just as racist as the whites we just dont cry about it. I dont care what color dumb and ignorant is dumb and ignorant society will never get over it until we move past the past its just blacks looking for attention or thinking your kind is special. the one that made this article even makes it racist BLACK MAN found dead just stupid as hell. R I P no disrespect to him but would u feel bad or stupid if It happened to be a black person who murdered him!

    • Brenda Parran

      Brad, go hibernate…

      • Brenda Parran

        Sorry Brad. This comment was meant for Glen.

    • Brenda Parran

      Haha!!! Goes to show how much your comment matters. I called you Brad, I meant Glen….Now Glen, go hibernate.

  • Brenda Parran

    I know you guys are a little perturbed at my statements and comments but this was very interesting. And, our difference of opinions is what makes the world go around. Reading everyone’s views howbeit negative and positive, it was a good read. Nice to know what peoples views are on certain topics. Thanks dudes and dudetts. I’m sure no one will comment on this one because it isn’t judging anyone, or because it doesn’t take you into a negative mindset. But all of you take care. I pray justice is served in this situation. And if it comes out that the wife is at all involved, I want an apology from each and everyone of you..:-) Peace✌️

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      I’ll comment just because you said I wouldn’t.

  • noname

    this is why i hate the south all those inbreed crackers sould come to the north and see how us “nigger” would handle them

    • blaze68

      WEll we know how you handle killing each other in Chicago every year so no need to show more of your violence.

  • Carl Patton

    Here we go with Texas again. I know every one remembers James Byrd. This is just all to familiar and sad. I pray all that had something to do with this is caught and receive the death penalty.

  • sdot

    The fact that this type of foolery is still happening in America in 2014…LIKE WHAT THE PHUCK. Can we just bomb Texas, Mississippi and Alabama and start over?

  • sdot

    PS – they are a really pretty couple. So sad and evil.

  • Barbara Babbitt

    This a case of a Hate Crime.

  • tenmer

    so many sick ppl on this post, calling each other names and talking racism, blaming whites, even his wife, what’s so sad is these are the same ppl that attend church every week and call themselves Christians, but yet so full of hate, and this is both white and blacks, like jesus said you will know my tru followers by the luv the have among themselves, which these ppl do not have, they are the ones that jesus said would have a Form of godly devotion but their actions prove them to be false. spoken from the voice of a black man

  • JoeCasepack

    To the writer of this article, race bait much?

    • blaze68

      Yeah ya think! But look at the nature of this site. It’s ALL about race baiting.

  • Edwin

    Overdosed?! That sheriff must think we’re stupid. This is where fire must meet fire. Whoever is guilty of this crime should pay dearly. Its been 50 freaking years since the civil rights act was passed and still we have bullshit like this today. RIP Mr. Wright

  • Sonya

    It’s seems to me no matter what racial enthicity he was, the man feared for his life ran and the body not decomposing for 18 days in the wild leads to foul play…no matter who done it. I’ve read comments on a prejudice town remarks on the wife I certainly would look into all. Even if the man did have sum sort of drugs in his system he did not cut his own ear off or slice his own throat. Seems to me plain case of murder. It’s the law enforcement JOB to figure out who did the crime and in that part is which there is the fowl play lacking a failure to protect a d serve which they sworn to uphold. The man was clearly murdered. It takes no genius to see this and that it has been covered up by law enforcement. I am objective, k ow nothing of this but plain olé counrty folks can see a conspiracy.

    • blaze68

      There was significant decomposition and insect/animal activity noted on the body. They found insect larvae in his skull and in his bronchial tubes.
      It was also freezing temperatures at night for most of November which would have slowed down the rate of decomposition.

  • Donna Mack Rn-bsn Ccrn

    So sad…. we as heath care providers give our all. He was on his way to help someone who could not help themselves and he is murder in the process.
    …wow so very sad

    • blaze68

      He told his wife he was ‘on his way to clients’ but this is the same guy who had three bank charges at three separate hotels the month prior to his death that his wife knew nothing about until after his death and she checked the bank records.
      Is there any proof he was on his way to see patients?

  • Donna Mack Rn-bsn Ccrn

    Black people kill me….. so quick to speak horrible things about each other. So quick to be so negative. I guess this girl (obviously) does not have a husband. I love my husband ( who is white by the way) and Lord forbid if anything happen to him I’ll just die…… The ins company can keep their money there is no money that can replace the hurt and devastation of losing my life partner PERIOD!

  • Tara

    Oh my god. I am literally at a loss for words.

  • Don

    I swear it said the store clerk not the wife seen him run off…. Question what made him run if he knew some one was coming for him…

  • lydell24

    Who cares about spelling skills and all that other bullshit, this is some ones son, dad, sibling, friend, and husband gone. Get each others numbers and carry that unnecessary Shit elsewhere. Whoever did it, white, black, blue, green or yellow will be found and will get delt with. An animal did it? Come on now get real!

  • __________

    I don’t really understand why everyone is arguing. Every single person has turned this from the situation at hand and made it about themselves! How about all of you quit arguing about race, grammar, and everything else in the world and use your platform to make people aware about these sort of injustices? How about that! As for “Honeydip” (lol), Tracey assumes Brenda is accusing the wife of killing her husband on the account of race becaue she uses the word “Hate crime.” Most of the time hate crimes deal with race. Do your homework! So yeah, shut up and quit arguing!!! God bless you all

  • Chris

    I don’t get it, if this article says that it was 3 white men who killed this man then they allready know who did it right? How else could they confirm they were white without knowing. So is there an official autopsy report saying it was drugs? I understand that this could be false and that being the reason the family had an independent autopsy done and is furthering the search for answeres, which makes total sense I would do the same thing if we were unsure of what actually happened. Like I said my question is how can this article point out that it was 3 “white men” that did this to him if they are still searching for answers if what happened.

    • Dana

      The article is talking about another death. It stating that where he was found is where another murder of the same kind happened by three white men in a truck that dragged Byrd down the road. They are not saying that it’s them.

      • Chris

        Oh I see I mis read it then. Thank you for pointing that out

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      The murder of a man being dragged occurred in the 90′s very near where this death occurred.

      • blaze68

        Yeah so that MUST mean that 1) he was even murdered–there is no proof of that yet and, 2) it ‘musta been some white dude cause ya know, we just ‘know’!
        Good grief.

      • truth

        Also think about these unanswered questions

        Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

        When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

        Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

        Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

        Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

        Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report. Why?

        How did the first coroner miss trauma to the back of the head?

        The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

        How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

        Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

        Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

        Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

        Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

        Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

        What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

        And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • Tucker13

    This case is doomed with Sheila Jackson Lee getting involved. She has to be one of the dumbest people on the planet.

    • blaze68

      Hey but she’s great at race baiting.

  • Iveseenitbefore

    Are we seriously going to get into a grammar war on an article about a perfectly kind, family man murdered?? I’ve lived in towns like these before, where black people (such as a 13 yo black boy) were killed by being hung from a tree limb, and the crime was covered up and evidence lost. My father was placed on a hit list because he preached a sermon on the sin of racism. Btw, we are white. Places like this still exist. We want to believe they don’t, but they do.

  • Leia

    I am so sorry for this family’s loss. I am praying comfort and peace and that what is in the dark will be brought to the light. In Jesus Name!

  • Nicola Durham

    The family needs to contact the DOJ and let them investigate. That’s the only way will get any justice.

  • Txres

    I think, most of everyone here, is missing the point! Find out who did this to this beloved father, husband, son and brother. I also think if you are quick to assume that people in Texas are all racist, you are ignorant! I live in South Texas, and like the rest of Texas, we are a very diverse state and when people like you assume what Texans are like, you continue to let our young children of this country to NOT accept one another and treat each other as if they are different! We are no longer a country of difference when it comes to human equality! People like you are still the MAIN FACTOR as to why things like this continues to happen to contributing citizens of this society, black, white, hispanic, asian, etc! Try to read a book and educate yourself first before making assumptions about other states!

    • blaze68

      Agreed with all except:
      There is no solid proof he was murdered yet.

  • wecandobetter

    This is beyond sad. I do believe this to be a cover up but I don’t get why there isn’t more on the autopsy report. He’s a fit young male. To be overpowered or subdued, there should be signs of struggle, bruised fist, skin signs from being held down, etc. Did the store clerk have cameras? It would be telling if the footage from that day is missing. Look up the history of the store clerk and pathologist, see if they’ve been shady before. The statement ‘of his own free will’ automatically implies it was not. No one says that in normal talking. You’d only say that if you’re trying to draw attention to something, which implies you’re hiding something else. If this is a cover up, its scary for ANY BLACK PERSON to go to jasper because they’ve shown they’ll do what they want and come back with ridiculous stories to make it seem ok.

    I pray for the family and hopefully this is made into a movie so it can get national attention. Jasper can not stay the way it is.

    • blaze68

      A black person is safer in Sabine County (where he was killed, NOT Jasper) than they do in inner city Chicago or Detroit or Oakland or Cincinnati.
      Good grief get over your race baiting already.

    • truth

      Are you from sabine county? Your guess is scary accurate. There is
      missing video footage from CL&M Grocery. A few other questions you
      may not have thought of:

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why
      was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly
      on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing
      ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of
      severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see
      findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and
      what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg
      said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why
      would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb
      wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the
      cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why
      did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations?
      Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

    • truth

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and
      back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The
      searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What
      role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it
      significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet
      chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would
      investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while
      an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media
      reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone
      imagined.

  • Bossinova BossLadyof Leisure

    NEGRO males will not ever learn that dem country white boys do not appreciate them layin pipe in their precious fair skinned girls yet along gettin them pregnant! i’m sure dem boys would love to get their hands on the SEAHAWKS.

    • blaze68

      That’s almost laughable. A black male age 16-30 has a much greater chance of being killed in inner city Chicago than in a small town in Texas.

      • truth

        This makes you sound racist.

        • blaze68

          Awww look at the little boy waving his raggedy race card around! You are tooo cute! I just want to pinch your cheeks ya little cutie.
          Now go run along and wave that race card high so everyone can see it! Good boy!

        • Alex Blaze

          And you’re constant use of the race card makes you look desperate.

  • educator

    This is just disgusting. It is sickening that this murder has not been taken seriously and they obviously need to get real police officers and crime investigators into the scene that can do the job right. A man was murdered for being in the wrong area where hatred obviously prevails in that area. So sad. It’s even worse at the fact that the police are incompetent and are filled with hatred.

  • Angela G. Lawler

    i hate those that bait , I believe this man suffered but from what i researched he more than likely was hit by a car walking home . Theres a difference between a gash on the throat and one clearly having their throat CUT . WHY WOULD YOU CONTINUE TO DISTORT THE FACTS . Life is hard enough with out BAITING THE PUBLIC. YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO REPORT THE FACTS CORRECTLY . YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF . for TWISTING a story UP AND FUELING HATE . I doubt this young man would have condoned his legacy to that of racial baiting .

    • wecandobetter

      hit by a car angela? with a missing ear, two front teeth and naked? come now….

    • blaze68

      There were no broken bones identified by either of the TWO medical examiners so being hit by a car is highly unlikely.
      But I do agree there is a big difference between a cut on the throat and a ‘slashed throat’ but people on here want to believe that whites are evil. It makes them feel better about their own failures in life. Go figure.

  • Twoody

    To me it sounds like foul play. I hope they catch and severely punish the people who did this!! But being that it’s Texas and “the good ole boys” they probably won’t :( My sincerest sympathies to Alfred’s family <3

    • blaze68

      The murder of a black man in Jasper in 1998 led to the arrest of the murderers the very next day. They were tried and found guilty and, to my knowledge, received the death penalty. So much for your “they won’t be punished” nonsense.

    • truthcomes

      Be careful who you argue with twoody. blaze68 already said “I don’t
      need proof of anything.” when I asked if he had proof for saying
      emphatically “he was not murdered” He tried to deny it yet his words,
      unless he deletes them, to another user were “Read, digest, rethink
      your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing
      with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all
      proof to the contrary.

  • Jeff Spicoli

    Let’s all go murder and kill some hicks in Jasper, TX.

    • blaze68

      said like a true clansman circa 1950.

  • Sarah McMahon

    This is a great tragedy and I hope the family finds the truth soon. I hate that we live in a world where anyone looks at anything other than the soul when assessing another human being. There are good people, and there are bad people, and that’s it. We are all humans, this is OUR planet, all of us. We should live in unison, love, and respect.

    And to all the people arguing over this, please re-evaluate your life. We should love and respect everyone. Hiding behind anonymous internet names and spouting hateful words makes no sense, and only hinders and separates us further. Do you not see that we are all one? Do you not see that we are not only one with our fellow humans, but we are one with all living beings, all forms of matter, which means EVERYTHING! We are all formed of energy, every existing thing is, and that means we are all connected. Love each other. Respect each other. Don’t fight over things, just send love and hope to the family. That’s what matters, uniting and helping them find justice. LOVE EVERYONE, for you are a mirror of every other living being in this universe. And that’s way more amazing an beautiful than thinking you’re separate. In separation we only hurt ourselves. STOP HATING, START LOVING. It begins with yourself, too. If you spout hate, if you act on hate, you are mirroring your feelings towards yourself. Think about it.

  • vivio20

    Devils can never be Angels, not now not ever. Blacks they simply don’t want you all to marry their race. What is so hard for you to get, stay with your own.

  • Mike

    All of you who have steered this thread of racism and directed it at the mans own family are what’s wrong with the American people, you all are too stupid for your own good. The wife should not be targeted because of the color of her skin, the fact that whatever her name even mentioned it shows she needs to get her ass off the Internet, and go educate her dumb ass. Now quit arguing amongst yourselves like the idiots that y’all are and focus on the fact that a man is dead due to the color of his skin; furthermore, the investigation itself is not being conducted correctly due to racism. So instead of arguing amongst yourselves like uneducated idiots how about you do something and make a difference. I understand this may be hard for most of you who walk through this life simply surviving, but for those who desire to leave behind a meaningful legacy I encourage you to do something. Make a difference.

  • endkey

    We need to Burn that part of Texas to the Ground!!!!!

  • endkey

    We know the Anti-Christ is a White Man……Because Jesus was Black

    • Grant

      Neither black nor white. Jesus is/was totally Jewish, if you believe the Bible. Otherwise, he could have been any race, creed, color. But I stand by the only source we have, and thus, Jewish. And no, I am not Jewish or biased. Just stating fact.

      Jesus being black is about as silly of a notion as the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Catholic Jesus.

      Regardless, this is another sick crime.

      • vivio20

        The Jews in Pharaoh land is Ishmael and Esau children. Jacob is born in African.

        • Grant

          Ishmael is not considered Jewish, but the origin of the Arab nations. If it is true that the line from Jacob (also named Israel by God Himself) was of African origin, then claiming Jesus was black is also admitting that the Jewish nation is black. The line from Jacob to Jesus is clearly given to us, which includes David, Solomon, and so forth.

          The problem is that they (Jacob’s line) journeyed to Canaan (not sure if from there originally and there is question as to its location), but then within a small amount of time (less than 400 years) they were being led from Egypt by Moses. They had been slaves in Egypt for many years. What I am getting at here is that if I am white and from the states, and I go live in Africa, have a family, and then my grandchildren, or even great grandchildren move back to the states, they aren’t black. They may legally be African in citizenship, but they aren’t a different race than I. Same is true with Jacob and his family, even over 4 or 5 generations. The descendents do not become a different race just because they lived somewhere else for a period of time. Over 1000′s of years? Maybe then, but 400 or less years (not sure how long they were in Egypt, but that amount of time would be subtracted to give the total time living in Canaan) would not be enough time to give rise to a totally different race, imo.

          My understanding is that it was Shem, Ham, and Japheth gave rise to the various nations that included the African nations (Ham), Jewish nations (Shem), and European (Japheth) so the “split” was sooner.

          I admit, I am not a historian. I only have, as mentioned above, the Bible as my source of this history.

          I do like the discussion though and I do like to learn (and sometimes relay and teach) new information.

          • vivio20

            Shem, Ham and Japheth are all black and were born in Africa. The changing of black to other races started with Abraham and Lot. These two men create all the light skin people in the world. Abraham son Issac begat Esau who is the father of all the Indian races e.g. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc. Jacob the other twin was African describe as smooth skin and dwell in tents. Ishmael is Abraham first son and he is the father of the Arab race. The white are also Esau children a split form India. The land that the Jews live in presently is still Pharaoh domain back in his reign. More to the west is Ur. Abraham left Ur and went into Africa. God later sent his children into Egypt. Then the cross the Red Sea back into Africa and stayed there to this day, except for those that were carried away in slavery. Jesus was born after the Israelites cross the Red Sea, so he is African. So here, the Lord has revel and someone is a bold liar and thief. They are in danger of damnation.

          • Grant

            I am not aware of any biblical information that indicates where Noah lived and where Shem, Ham, and Japheth were born. Where did this information come from?

            Crossing the Red Sea from Egypt takes you east, into the Middle Eastern countries. The only countries across the Red Sea from Egypt are Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. How did you get that Africa is east of Egypt when Egypt is the northeastern-most country on the continent of Africa? So correcting the directional mistake but using your logic, “Jesus was born after the Israelites cross the Red Sea, so he is” an Israelite/Jew/Hebrew.

          • vivio20

            I show you where Abraham came from, that is one location. When Jesus was born the wise men came from the East, so he was west of Egypt and the Red Sea. Where Israel is presently located there is not Red Sea there. The Red Sea start for the mid of Egypt to Yemen. For disbeliever science and DNA will show you the origin of mankind growth and movement. DNA has prove that Africans are the only people with diverse DNA which cannot be found in the other races. On the other hand all the light skin race and some of the black carry the same DNA at 99.99 %. This match with only two fathers Abraham and Lot, the two Shemites. You can watch this documentary on DNA and the earlier human race it will help you the concept of Ham, Shem and Japheth :-( https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yzAsXRq0XcQ#t=91).

          • Grant

            I will watch, and I enjoyed this discussion. Whatever side of the sea, this same Jesus, the very Word of God, the only begotten Son has redeemed us, and that is worth shouting about.

          • vivio20

            Well that’s the spirit. We shouldn’t deny Christ his birthright, to the detriment of our soul. He love us regardless and made a big sacrifice for us. We should honor him despite of how he looks or where he is born. It is evil and harsh to think that even after killing him, people are dishonoring him, and they claiming it is love. How can such a act be love. I love all people and don’t believe that truth should separate us from God’s love.

          • Grant

            Amen.

            Keep on praising Him, and take care.

  • random_guy

    All crimes are hate crimes lol! If they were Happy, Loving, or Huggable crimes, they wouldn’t be illegal. Lazy police work, and shitty small town a pathologist do not make a hate crime. Even if they are dumb racist people. They actual perp/perps would have to be revealed in order to say that, though it most likely was. It’s funny, here in Texas when we hear about racial stereotypes we think, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia… even though its mostly wrong. I will say over there where these crimes are more prevelant, the LA/TX border, it is very backwoods rednecky! I was stationed in LA at one point, and it was like that a lot of places. I’ve been stationed a lot of places up North though, from NY to WA, and you can find them everywhere. The point we should be making, is that an innocent MAN was slain and justice should be done. God bless his Family.

    • blaze68

      The Board Certified Forensic Pathologist, nationally known in state criminal cases and having just recently moved to texas was no ‘small town pathologist’.

      If you cannot prove he was murdered try and refrain from stating so. There ARE other explanations to how he died regardless of the conspiracy theorists claims to the contrary.

  • Charles E. McMeans

    All that is done under the cloke of darkness…will come to light, someone will answer for this …someday!

    • blaze68

      Either they’ll find out he was murdered and capture the murders or they’ll find out he really did die the way the medical examiner said he did.
      I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out.. Until then it’s best to reserve judgement that this was a murder.

      • truth

        Though you’ve already stated in the other webpage that he was not murdered. You are not only arrogant but also a hypocrit. You have many sides and yield to some while trying to dominate and talk down to others. You disgust me.

        • blaze68

          LOL. Aww look at the little man getting upset with facts. You are tooo cute you! Now run along and let the adults talk now. I know, why don’t you go wave your race card around some more? You seem to really enjoy that! lol

        • Alex Blaze

          Actually the term you’re struggling so hard to remember from 8th grade is “INCONSISTENT” (not ‘hypocrit’).

          And I’m not being either inconsistent or hypocritical, I’ve said numerous times on here it IS possible he was murdered.

  • Charles E. McMeans

    REAL HEAT!…THINK YOU GETTIN AWAY WITH THIS MAN’S MURDER…FED’S DON’T PLAY…THEY BE AT THAT ASS OF YOURS REAL SOON…DON’T DROP THE SOAP!

    • blaze68

      Yep the same feds that investigated the Zimmerman case and found no racial motivation for the shooting. Don’t get all excited, just because the feds are involved doesn’t mean there is a massive conspiracy at work.

  • Whitetrash

    Hey shouldn’t have been married to a white woman

  • DownWithHateCrime

    Poor kid. Poor Father. Poor family. Reguardless of skin color, we all need to learn to walk as brothers and sisters. We NEED to find these people and show them their wrongdoings, and a good start would be to make them look into his son’s little eyes and say “We took your daddy away forever, because of his skin color.” America the free? Yeah. He is a human being. Like all of us. We all deserve freedom until our ACTIONS prove otherwise. So sorry for this family. -7th generation souix

  • Red

    This article is lackluster in facts and is quick to play the race card from the title. I can understand the obvious implications from the circumstances leading up to and surrounding his death, but a news article is suppose to be objective, giving you all the facts in a non-biased way and allowing the reader to make his own conclusions, not railroad you into a single train of thought and make requests upon the read directly.The word’s “black” and “tragically” don’t belong in this article unless quoted directly from a source.

    Journalistic ethics and standards are nothing to a eye-drawing title, eh?

    • blaze68

      This is a black liberation ideology website. If you’re expecting objectivity you’re looking in the wrong place.

      • truth

        Calling this a black liberation ideology website makes you sound racist.

        • blaze68

          Awww! Look at the little man waving his raggedy, worn out race card around! You are too cute! Now wave that card a little higher so everyone can see it! Good boy!

  • Linda Barkavenuedoggrooming Mc

    We have no idea what happened, but any moron can see it didn’t happen of his own free will, whatever it was. Its a terrible world when a hardworking family man can have this happen to him, and even worse when those supposed to protect and serve, just don’t.

    • blaze68

      How do you know? Maybe he really did fall and break out his teeth and hurt himself trying to climb over a barbed wire fence while high on meth, cocaine, benzodiazipines, amphetamines, and alcohol (all found in his system).
      Why is that so difficult to believe?

  • Penny Castillo

    This sentence bothers me “On November 26, 2013, forensic pathologist John W. Ralston MD, ruled his death “accidental” due to “combined drug intoxication,” in other words, a drug overdose – cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamines.” So if I snort an eight ball and someone slits my throat, cuts my ear off and breaks my teeth, it is “accidental” because cocaine is invovled? This is falsifying a report. Period.

    • blaze68

      No one said his throat was slit. They said he had a cut on this throat that has been shown to have been infiltrated with insect larvae. A barbed wire fence is totally capable of making such a cut.

  • navyman

    I think it’s simple. Homeboy was being chased, the store clerk knew the assailants because DUUUH, it’s a small town.

    They tortured him and killed him because he has biracial children.

    I’ve lived through this 40 years ago, I’m FROM TEXAS. I know how these people work.

  • matt kohn

    THIS MAKES ME SICK!

  • linda thornell

    Honeydip !! I believe the statement “these people” made by Brenda Parran is a reference to the fact that hos wife is white , what else could “these people” mean ? Used in that context therefore she is being racist ????

  • jaron

    Brenda parran, are you serious, girl? gimme a damn break.

  • Erika

    People kill people because they want to kill people, and they excuse however they can rationalize it to themselves. I feel terrible for this man and his family and I hope they find out what happened to him.

  • Black Guy Here

    How come I never heard of this???

  • Gigi

    Why didn’t this make national news. So sad.

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny how everyone’s talking about hate crimes and such yet everyone on here is hating on each other.
    This family needs help and they want justice.Everyone should be looking for a way to help.
    Obviously the town he was killed in is covering something up.

    • blaze68

      “obviously covering up”?
      What’s obvious about it?
      I see nothing obvious about this case. Even the second ME did not state “this is obviously a murder” She only said their is high suspicion of it. But suspicion does not equate to actual facts.

  • Chris Green

    Hate crime 101. So sad. My prayers go to the families.

  • Eric Mora

    The ear and teeth were a trophy. Wake up folks. It is obvious this man was lynched.

  • Anonymous
  • Diamond H

    What a crock of SH!T… so much hate in this world. How are things like this still happening!! It’s 2014…. So sad.

  • MPM

    This dude had just posted bond for federal embezzlement charges before this went down…google it.

  • mia

    What a horrible story. This makes me so sad. So do these comments. His wife and their children are also victims of this horrific crime. My heart goes out the family. She is obviously upset about the blatant cover up and police attempt to protect the guilty parties. They probably know well who committed this crime. It makes me sick to hear someone actually accuse the wife of being behind this. Even if it turned out to be true. Why isn’t she saying oh yea, he was a drug addict. Or going along with the police? To suspect the wife just because is baseless and disgusting. Where is your heart? Would you kill your husband, the father of your children, for the money? Ugh. Sickos these days.

  • @libnletlib

    And people have the audacity to say that racism is dead….. BULLSHIT! This is no different than the Emmet Till, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney cases. The white man is scared shitless about being a minority in this country and put that fear combined with us having a black man as POTUS? They’re coming unglued! Sadly, many hide their racism behind conservative politics these days. :/ I hope whoever killed this man gets life in prison so he can spend the rest of his days being a minority.

    • blaze68

      Um what? Emmit Till was kidnapped, tortured, and killed brutally. His cause of death was VERY obvious and the murderers were quickly captured.
      This case has nothing in common with Emmitt Till. But I have to give you an ‘A’ for effort in appealing to emotion using false logic.

  • ernie t boomer

    Just another drugged out black, this isn’t news

    • Kirby Lane

      Bigoted POS.

      • ernie t boomer

        Truth hurts?

        • wecandobetter

          It must hurt, since you’re trying so hard to avoid it ernie.

  • Bryan

    Wow. Just Wow.

  • Kimberly Strawn-Abernathy

    I’m white and my husband is black. If I were to kill him or have him killed, it wouldn’t be because he is black. Just sayin’.

    • Kirby Lane

      You’re full of shit. Nice try though

  • Broadway Ben

    All I know is this crime is racist due to the fact the setting of this ordeal took place in a racially tension community. Now the police are covering up something dirty.I am sure the Federal Government will look at all avenues to bring this family justice.

  • tiny

    In my personal statement I would like to say this, a first hand experience is valued more than shared stories. No one on this blog will be able to understand what really goes on here, unless they were to experience it for themselves. I myself use to live in a small community of Polk County, TX named Corrigan-Camden. Active discrimination of minorities is still very pronounced in small towns, communities and villages in East Texas. The area of Southeast Texas called the, “Golden Triangle” has and is still notorious for such crime like this. People in that region of Texas will either have nothing to do with black people or they will make a judgement on whether or not you are “black” or ” a nigga”. It seems as for some people, they take a halfway stance and then others just don’t care for black people at all, especially in areas like: Beaumont, Port Arthur, Liberty, Dayton, Huffman, Kountze,Silsbee,Vidor,Orange, Zavalla, Jasper and Newton. Racism is everywhere and it is well and alive, I currently go to college in a small country town called, Prairie View, TX. Not too far away from here is a small town called Waller, TX, I myself have actually seen “KKK” members having a meeting and they are not scared or are hiding anything from anyone, they will let you know you are not welcome and the thing is Waller County is home to an HBCU (Historically black college university) and the land Prairie View is currently located, used to be a plantation for which slave lived on and died on.

    • blaze68

      If you think that’s bad try being a black male age 16-30 in inner city chicago. You wanna see high mortality rate for blacks start there first. Texas has NOTHING on Chicago in terms of blacks losing their lives.

      • truth

        Using this as justification for her not feeling bad makes you sound racist.

        • blaze68

          LOL. Another race baiter trying to sell his worn out race cards. You are tooo cute with your little raggedy race card! You go girl!

  • Broadway Ben

    In addition,the store clerk is hiding something to say that he had his cell phone in his socks and after running like hell and thrown in the woods like a piece of garbage it’s very unlikely for a cell phone to still be in his socks. huh no bet.

  • blaze68

    Completely missing in this article are two key points that other articles about this death included in their’s:

    1) He was found near a barbed wire fence which might explain the cut across his neck and puncture wounds to his legs.

    2) “As the search continues for 28 year old Alfred Wright, a Jasper man who has now been missing since Thursday of last week, records revealed on Wednesday that he was recently named in a Federal Indictment charging him with Theft, Embezzlement, or Misapplication by Bank Employee”

    http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_fdca16cc-4cb4-11e3-9c4e-0019bb30f31a.html

    • Keith D.

      If the cut were from the barbed wire, it wouldn’t be straight, it would be a tear and it would be rough from multiple barbs. The fence would also have his blood on it.

      Curious how he’s charged with a crime in Tennessee but was in Texas also. I’m assuming they did their due diligence and made sure they were looking at the records of the same person.

      Neither report seems to contain adequate information on the case though.

      • blaze68

        “If he were cut from barbed wire, it wouldn’t be straight”

        I have a 3 inch straight scar on the top of my right thigh from running into a strand of barbed wire when I was 13 years old living in Madisonville, texas.

        Also, an article of his clothing was found still snagged on a piece of barbed wire.

        http://www.missingpersonsofamerica.com/2013/11/alfred-wright-missing-from-hemphill.html

        “The fence would still have blood on it”
        A barbed wire fence consists of 3 or 4 strands of thin metal. Even if he did bleed on the wires, it’s quite likely that any blood would have been degraded/washed away during the 18 days he was missing. The weather report for that county shows rain on 22, 24, 25, and 26 November. Additionally the lows during most of november were in the 30′s and the highs in the 40′s and 50′s with a dew point averaging about 42 degrees. Meaning even on days where it did not rain, everything is covered in a fine layer of moisture every morning the temperature exceeds the dew point. 18 days is a long time for a blood on a thin piece of wire not to wash away.

        Look at the above site, he and a defense lawyer (and this is corroborated by his wife) were in active dealings with the courts over this indictment. That’s not up for debate.

        Agreed. The initial post I linked was not the one I meant to paste in.
        See the link in this post from the Missing Persons of America site and others.

        Lastly, by his wife’s own admission, Alfred had been using an ‘unknown drug that causes him to be paranoid’. This tends to support the coroner’s finding of meth and cocaine in his system–both of which, especially meth, are well known to cause severe paranoia.
        Also, The sheriff never said “he died of an overdoes” (contrary to what many are parroting on this site) but rather he believed Alfred’s death was drug related.

        I’m not saying he was NOT murdered but there is much more information out their that this site seemingly chose not to include in it’s article.

        My take on this so far?
        Alfred is on meth and cocaine. He breaks down while at a liquor store (the liquor store part is also left out of the article though i agree it may have no bearing on the case).
        He becomes paranoid. Why? I’m assuming the drugs in his system. He’s also a black male at a liquor store…broken down. I’m sure it ran through his mind that someone might call the police wherein the drugs in his system would be detected which would not bode well for him in his upcoming December 9th federal indictment hearing.
        The temperatures were in the 30′s – 50′s. At that temperature, someone outside wearing scrubs is for even several hours is very susceptible to hypothermia. He eventually dies from hypothermia and possible blood loss due to snagging himself on barbed wire while trying to climb over it.

        That’s my opinion. There was a similar case in Nebraska where I live several years ago. (The networks did a show about that case which you can see on youtube) where two teens (or maybe they were early 20′s), high on meth, became highly paranoid and delusional to the point where they could not tell 911 dispatchers where they were located. They were found a good distance (40-60 miles I think) from there home in Omaha, frozen to death. The 911 calls are publicly available and you get a real sense of the crazy paranoia that can take over even seemingly very normal and upstanding teenagers doing meth.

        • Keith D.

          Your post here is much more reasonable than the one I replied to. I haven’t followed this case (and likely won’t further than reading this and the other article you’d linked), so I can’t comment on it better than I already have.

          A cut from a barbed wire fence is still a tear, not a slice. It CAN be straight, absolutely. But given that barbs are pointed, not sharp, the cut will still be jagged from a forensic perspective, very unlike an actual “slice” from a sharp object like a knife or razor blade. I have not read the coroner’s report so I don’t know how it was described or what its actual nature was, only that any injury caused by a barbed wire fence would be significantly different (on a small scale) than an injury caused by a sharp object.

          You may have a fair point about the blood being washed off by rain– I’m not a forensic expert so I wouldn’t know, but I suspect that even in that case, there would be some small amount of his blood remaining on parts of the wire. Metal, especially something unpolished like a fence wire, will have lots of surface irregularities, and it’s very difficult to wash all traces of blood off from without deliberate effort. I doubt police would investigate that far unless they reasonably assumed foul play was involved, although their NOT doing it doesn’t mean it wasn’t foul play.

          If the sheriff said “drug related” rather than “died of an overdose”, that’s a pretty significant difference. It would also be pretty lousy reporting not to get it right. Was there a press conference where he’s being quoted from? Did he perhaps say both, but each at a different time?

          I think I remember that case in Nebraska. Weren’t they in a pickup truck or something? Or they’d wandered away from their car and gotten lost?

      • blaze68

        I responded with a very long post but somehow it got censored.

        Barbed wire is perfectly capable of making a straight line slash. I have a 3 inch scar on the top of my thigh caused by me running into a barb from such a fence when I was 13 years old. Yes it’s almost perfectly straight.

        With 18 days of being exposed to the elements who knows where he stumbled through or over in a meth induced fog.

      • blaze68

        Barbed wire can slice straight. Their are usually 3 barbs to each ‘knot’ and they are designed to all go in opposite directions (think a 3 point star) so yeah you can and people do get sliced with a barb from a barbed wire fence.

      • wecandobetter

        Hey Keith, you’re right. Also on top of that, a barbed fence climbed by a meth head would lead to several other injuries, in the hands and forearms. Unless he had some crazy ninja skills while being high ,this explanation is highly illogical. However, don’t be surprised as blaze68 tries desperately hard to show it must be likely he was a methhead who injured himself, if he tries to say Alfred was an elite athlete who escaped those injuries while climbing the fence. He grasping for straws to explain a ridiculous explanation for an obvious murder coverup. Thank goodness he’s not the investigator in the DOJ.

    • I Dominguez-Urban

      So what you’re saying is that all of his injuries resulted from his running away from a federal indictment while high on drugs? Since drugs were supposedly in his autopsy done two weeks from when he disappeared, he must have spent the whole time high and eluding all the searchers.

  • Jason Lewis

    Easy enough. Have the FBI investigate and have their forensic pathologist perform a autopsy.

    • blaze68

      Yep let the system do it’s thing first. But I can tell you, even if the DOJ AND THE FBI, AND THE TEXAS RANGERS come to the same conclusion as the coroner, you’ll see comments on here that you just can’t make up if you tried saying it’s a massive conspiracy.

  • Crystal

    His brother is on American Idol as well. He wrote a song for him

  • Pamela Wilhoite

    Jesus. Black people are not safe in this country. Seriously. I’m depressed reading all of these stories. I don’t belong here.

    • gary

      Fact…… Black people commit homicide at a rate of 6xs higher per capita than any other race. 2011 FBI statistics Homicide by race table 3

    • blaze68

      If anyone should not feel safe it’s the families whose black sons and husbands die at the hands of other blacks at 6x the rate of all other races combined. Your outrage is clearly misdirected.

  • Joan Myron

    his
    story is covered? how about all the stories of the (especially) white
    young women raped by (mostly) black men? (and gang-rape) HOW about THAT?

    • SickandTIRED

      Joan what the heck are you talking about? A man is dead, so YEAH that’s news that deserves to be covered. If this were a white man you never would have said that stupid-ness, but because the victim is black, you are mad because his story is in the news??
      So now black men are rapists and cant keep their hands off white women. SMH..the prejudicial perspective you have revealed here says a lot about your intelligence level (low).

      Here’s a suggestion. If you know any white women that have been attacked by ANYone, go to the police. Start a petition. Go to the news yourself. Because that is also news. But don’t complain because of how another news story is covered.

      • temp

        Such a great answer to the racism espoused by Joan Myron and blaze68.

        • Alex Blaze

          “Racism” equals: any non-black who disagrees with a non-white.

    • blaze68

      Shhh they never want to talk about that. NOR the Knock Out game targeting whites.

  • People Love Drama

    the same hatred you people spue amongst one another is the same hatred that fuels these type of crimes. Stop being so divided people, none of your opinions will matter when everybody is dead. Get right with God, stop living in this social media fantasy world, because you will never be satisfied. Even if you think you are right, so what, you are not getting paid, and even if you are, money can’t buy you love, and thats the reason anybody is saying anything. You guys just want some type of affirmation, because you care too much what people think about you. Somebody died here, and you guys are sitting here insulting one another. WAKE UP, your stuck in a system of ignorance. Say what you want to insult me, but your wasting your time, because I will never come back to check it…who are you? product of social media, evolved ape, alien experiment, or the creation of Almighty God? Salvation is here, call on the name of the Lord, and you will be saved.

  • sgreen22

    This is coming from someone who lives in the jasper hemphill area.This story left out a lot of key information. The sheriff of Sabine county (hemphill) tom maddox is being blamed because this man was supposedly having an affair with his daughter. During the initial search the deputies would not allow the search volunteers to search the area wright was eventually found saying it had already been searched. The drugs were put into wrights system post pardem the autopsy said he couldn’t have been there more than 3-5 days based on the decomposition. His ear was missing as was his tongue and 2 front teeth his throat was also slashed. And just to verify this area is 45 minutes away from jasper, not in jasper. We are not all racist and I don’t think it is fair to judge an entire state for something 3 people did over 10 years ago.

  • mick

    Sheila Jackson needs to go down there by her self and start asking questions …..hahaha !!!

    • Tucker13

      Really?

      She doesn’t have the brains God gave a pissant.

      • Alex Blaze

        See my post above, re: Sheila Jackson thinks the Constitution has been in place 400 years! lol

    • Alex Blaze

      Do you mean the same Sheila Jackson that took an oath to the Constitution and then just the other day said the Constitution was FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OLD?
      LOL, ‘THAT’ Sheila Jackson? Good grief. If that’s all you got, you’re in big trouble.

  • Dale

    You are all a bunch of dumb shits..

  • Calamity

    That’s Texas today. they let a drunk killer of 4 off with a wrist splap, then kill a good man because of his skin color. Texas is a pit not worth visiting. texans are just people. I’m sure that the majority of them a re good people. They should move away and take their income with them.

  • texanbull57

    it’s the white man’s fault

  • andy hazel

    This sounds like something out of John Grisham’s novel “A Time To Kill”. This is BS, SHerrif is on the take and the good ole boys are probably in some bar whoopin it up.

  • andy hazel

    BS, Sheriff is on the take and the good ole boys are in some bar whoopin it up. This sounds like a passage from a John Grisham Novel, ‘A Time to Kill”.

  • http://clintjcl.tumblr.com/ ClintJCL

    fuck Texas, as always

    so many examples i don’t even bother to add them to this list anymore: http://delicious.com/clintjcl/texas

  • stopthehate

    This is completely disturbing that the Sheriff is hiding/lying saying this was not a murder. These people should be ashamed of themselves. It is 2014….get over the hate, prejudice and discrimination! We all bleed red…..stop looking at color and start educating yourself to see that we are all created by God!

  • iHowl

    Why is it that when a black man is found dead, the cause is always a drug overdose? This was murder and it’s so sad that the state is not even trying to help. My guess is that this was a hate crime.

  • capybara_cafe

    What might be even more alarming than this man’s horrible MURDER is that there are still police entities in this country that think they can just get away with crap like this. Did they really think that the family would just shut up and go away, when they so blatantly ignored so much of the evidence? I hope the police involved go down along with the killer(s).

  • blaze68

    http://www.missingpersonsofamerica.com/2013/11/alfred-wright-missing-from-hemphill.html

    For all that want to read up on much more info that rollingout excludes from their article.

  • blaze68

    The texas sheriff never said Alfred died of an overdose. He said he suspects the death was drug-related. Considering they found meth and cocaine in his blood stream and considering his own wife told deputies that Alfred is taking ‘an unknown drug that makes him paranoid’, it DOES sound like this was drug related.

  • Todd Solley

    Anderson Cooper has done a great job featuring this on his 360 program. Interesting the connection between Alfred and the Sheriff. Interesting that the convenience store clerk who said he ran away without reason was a former Sheriff’s Dept. dispatcher and her son is a deputy. These are just a few of the inconsistencies that make me think this is 1964 instead of 2014 :(

    • blaze68

      It’s not an ‘inconsistency” that the clerk was a former dispatcher. Did someone say she wasn’t? If so, THAT would be an inconsistency. Use your adult words and speak intelligently.

  • Dezzy-Mon Jones

    Somebody saw him with that good money making job, and that pretty lil white girl and them beautiful 3 lil mixed babies and said no more

    • blaze68

      Yeah that’s what happened. Gee we don’t even need an investigation let’s just get a rope and round up the sheriff. Good grief.
      You’re as bad as the KKK of the 1950′s.

      • Dezzy-Mon Jones

        lol what are you talking about?

        • blaze68

          You already not only have this as a murder (which there is no proof of yet) but you know WHY he was murdered AND that it must have been a white guy that did it.
          That’s quite a leap on your part.

  • Det_Man

    The Racism experienced by blacks in Texas is worst than Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina combined.

  • Det_Man

    The Caucasians Hatred for Black people is eternal especially in the South.

  • vivian

    Why would you say of his own free will? And she seen him put his cellphone in his sock. So who leaves a cellphone in his sock? Why recover the body by family and friends the same area you search? The body wasn’t there at that time everything is just so odd. But he taken an overdose and you didn’t see ear cut off , neck slit, trauma to the head and he overdose?? He did all this to himself? Why we he take off running and his parent on there way unless maybe use the restroom in the woods and that’s when trouble arise. Well the sheriff calls the search off in 4 days, rules an overdose! You thought that was over but his Family knew better. I PRAY GOD REVEAL THE TRUTH AND HE WILL!!!!

    • blaze68

      If the clerk was somehow involved or is just lying to aid the cover up why not say “I saw him doing drugs in his truck”?
      That would have been far more effective in backing up the sheriff/coroner than just saying ‘he left of his own free will’.
      There was no one else around so why not give a statement that really bolsters the sheriff’s case of drug use?

  • SignOfTheTimes

    Why is anyone even replying & giving this Blaze idiot any attention?!?!? The moron is a troll! Pure & simple! Losers like him waste their meaningless life away trolling the internet all day. He’s one of the idiots that trolled the internet supporting George Zimmerman. IGNORE THAT CLOWN!!! HE’S DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION!!!!

    • blaze68

      And george was found not guilty and was also found by Eric Holder’s DOJ to not have any racial motivation in the shooting.
      Got anything else?

    • truthc

      Be careful who you argue with Signofthetimes. blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked if he had proof for saying emphatically “he was not murdered” He tried to deny it yet his words, unless he deletes them, to another user were “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the contrary.

      Think about these questions
      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • average joe

    Speaking of racial tension, this website is developed and used by black people. Why didnt the article read “man found dead…” vs. “Black man found dead…” ? In the news they dont read out a race to draw people into reading it. Sounds like race baiting.. I bet 100% of the people who visit this website think that zimmermarn should have been convicted of murder right? Because, I mean an “innocent” black kid was hunted down and shot because he was black right?

    • I Dominguez-Urban

      Because the point is that this is not how they treat non-black missing persons. It’s relevant to the story.

      • blaze68

        Yeah they only did a four day ground and air search for the guy, but you’re right they ‘just don’t care about black people”
        Good grief.

    • guest

      Zimmerman should be in jail, stand your ground stops when you have to follow the person you are “defending” yourself against. when you follow someone you are the aggressor.

      • gary

        Zimmerman got it right

      • blaze68

        lol. Get over it. The DOJ investigated the case and found no racial motivation for Zimmerman’s actions.The jury ALSO found Zimmerman’s actions to be in self defense.
        Good grief. Move on friend, move on.

    • blaze68

      You’ve just now figured out that this site is dominated by “I’m a victim” blacks?
      Hang around, you won’t believe what you read here. You can’t make this stuff up I tell ya.

      • truth

        Because someone disagrees with you, they are an im a victim “blacks” You sound like a racist. Should someone say there are micro-racist “whites”? Please try to limit your racism and arrogance.

        • blaze68

          I despise “i’m a victim” mentality by any race. THIS page happens to be one of “I’m a victim” blacks.

          • truthb

            You still do not understand. Calling a race by a grouping name that’s negative is racist. Unless you somehow know every black person ever, you are being racist. Please try to limit your racism and ignorance.

          • blaze68

            No one called a ‘race by a grouping name that’s negative”
            What I said was “THIS WEBSITE” is full of “I’m a victim” blacks. And, it IS.

  • Jessica

    Drug overdose. Open and shut case. Put him in the ground.

    • wecandobetter

      geez jessica. I pray I don’t end up with a bullet wound and you’re the investigator. It’d be an accidental puncture from drugs by your thinking.

      • blaze68

        Wright didn’t have a bullet wound, or any other fatal wound that indicates murder per BOTH medical examiners.
        Try again.

        • wecandobetter

          It was an example blaze. I wasn’t saying Alfred had a bullet wound. But claiming a drug overdose and self inflicted injuries from barb wired fences with all the incredibly questionable details surrounding this case is absurd. The case is by no means closed. We’ve already argued about this extensively.

          • blaze68

            You could be right. But jumping to conclusions with no conclusive evidence of murder is kind of premature doncha think?

          • wecandobetter

            Thank you for acknowledging I could be right and you already know that I agree and I hope you do the same blaze. Reasonable guesses with sound logic.

  • Paul Revere

    Sabine County particularly Hemphill is a southern town in another fuckin century. On Christmas night 1987 Loyal Garner Jr, a black man, was taken to jail in Sabine County for a DUI (even though he wasn’t drunk) and he was beaten to death in that jail that night. The Sheriff, the judge, they all tried to cover it up. They still have an old county jail that has gallows in it where they use to hang black folks right there in the jail. Now it’s a “museum.” The “new” jail is just down the street, where Garner was murdered. To this day, not one black person has a government job in Sabine County. Not one. As soon as I saw where this man was found, I was not surprised.

  • jdnbkj

    How horrible, it sounds like somebody set it up to look like an overdose. who cuts their ear off, slices their neck and called a suicide? This poor family……Racist bastards in this world

    • blaze68

      Yep that’s what happened. Someone forced him to drink alcohol, take benzodiazipines, then shot him up full of meth, cocaine, and amphetamines and then left him. Yeah okay that makes total sense…if you’re certifiably insane.

  • Destinee

    The three white men were probably in uniform let’s face it there is not justice in the United States. Just justification. And our high paid lawyers will justify anyyhing
    Let’s grab one of there kids drag them behind a truck and ask them to justify it then.

    • blaze68

      You advocate the killing of an innocent child simply based on your wild assertions before anyone is given a fair trial?
      What?
      Um?
      Wtf?
      Dude you are dangerous. Don’t recreate, please don’t recreate.

  • Stunned

    Wow, I’m stunned! I hope whoever did this to this man is caught and along with the sheriffs office and the forensic pathologist John W. Ralston MD are all held accountable. Sounds like the murders, Sheriffs office and the pathologist are all in cahoots.

    • blaze68

      Dr John Ralston, Board Certified Forensic Pathologist, known nationally and called upon for multiple state criminal cases, husband to democratic council woman Rachel Ralston, who lived in several other states prior to recently moving to Beaumont, Texas (2 hours away from Sabine County) LIED to cover for a small town sheriff. In doing so he risks his very successful career and livelihood and possible imprisonment, not to mention the end to his wife’s political career. And he assists in the cover up…why exactly?
      Absurd, simply effing, unbelievably absurd assertion on your part.

  • Paramount

    Let’s be honest. The texan good’ol boys murdered him for having a white wife and mixed kids with her. They tortured him first for having defiled one of their precious white women with his penis and his seed. After they were done they bled him out and moved on to make it look like a drug thing – “He’s black, let’s make it look like drugs were the cause – it will stick – he’s black afterall”….I know NO ONE ever wants to say it’s racism but honestly PHUCK those people….You would never dare say anything to a jewish person calling something anti-semite…NEVER would that happen…Yet black people aren’t allowed to call something THAT IS BLATANTLY racist – racist because then they’re just using “the card”….Black people – when you see something racist – CALL IT OUT and don’t be scared to do so. You’d never hear people saying jewish people are “pulling the card” if they call someone or something anti-semite….

    • blaze68

      Yeah that’s what happened. Some white hooded racist injected him with meth, amphetamines, alcohol, cocaine, and benzodiazipines. Yeah that makes sense. It COULD NOT have been that he took those drugs himself. Nope, no one ever takes drugs on their own and then dies from it. You are soo right.

    • truthh

      Be careful who you argue with parmount. blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked if he had proof for saying emphatically “he was not murdered” He tried to deny it yet his words, unless he deletes them, to another user were “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the contrary.

      Think about these questions
      Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

      When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

      Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

      Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

      Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

      The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

      How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

      Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

      Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

      Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

      Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

      What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

      And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

  • blaze68

    “After Alfred Wright’s death, wife Lauren went through bank records. She found three charges her husband made at local hotels when she and the children were away the month before he died. Texas Rangers are pulling video from one of the hotels to review it for possible evidence”

    And the plot thickens. Hopefully video at the hotels might be able to shed some light on things.

  • aprice313

    If anyone watched “American Idol”, this was one of the contestant’s brother who passed away when he was 22.

  • Muffet Wale

    I hope they find the people who did this,and they rot in hell.

  • Gay Hearn

    I cannot believe that we as a country have not grown anymore than this! We should be ashamed of ourselves have we not learned anything from our past? This clearly is a race issue but it disgust me that this shit is still happening and I am embarrassed to say that I am a white woman because of the ignorant bigots that call there self men. I don’t give a rats ass what that man did in the privacy of his home may it be drink, smoke a joint, or smoke a pipe that is his business he damn sure did not do anything to deserve what he got and now that he is dead let the man rest in peace some big fat bureaucrat’s need to pick up there big guns and get that family some justice

  • Gay Hearn

    I bet if you look in the closets of the men and woman that make up the judicial people in that town I bet you might see some white hooded satin gowns hanging…..I am just sayin!
    I really thought we had come a little bit further than this in the last 100 years…..I guess not and I guess the race riots in the 20′s was all for not . I was raised a round some pretty racial peeps { I was born in 1961} but when I look at a Asian or a person of color or a Indian I see a person I don’t see there skin God made us all the same in his image and we are to Love one another and look out for each other but there is just too much evil I can’t wait for the Lord to come and carry me home. I don’t want to be a part of any evil like that .

    • blaze68

      White hooded satin gowns? lol. YEah that’s it i’m sure.

  • po’ed

    I can’t believe in this day and age that citizens of the United States of America have to fear things like this happening simply because of the color of their skin. Haven’t we as a country moved beyond such behavior? So now this man’s poor children have to grow up fatherless because a few rednecks got it in their pea brains to kill this man simply because of his skin color. I just hope they are caught and prosecuted. And my prayers go out to the Wright family.

    • blaze68

      Why are you shocked at the death of a black man? Over 300 are killed in Chicago alone every year by other black men. Why the sudden outrage? Does it matter if a black man is killed by a white versus being killed by another black? Do we just accept massive black on black killings and then scream outrage when one may have been killed by a white? Dead is dead, I highly doubt the victim is ‘more dead’ or the family MORE grief-stricken because of the color of his murderer.

  • Daniel Dooley

    Amazing…amazing how some people deny racism tooth and nail. Yet it still exist.

    • blaze68

      It’s amazing how some people race bait where no racism is evident.
      See Tywana Trawley incident, the Duke LaCrosse case, etc.

  • gary

    Homicide rates by blacks are 6xs higher than any other race per capita…..why isn’t this big news? http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3

  • gary
  • blaze68ignorace

    Is Blaze68 so damn racist that when an article comes up that indicates a possible racial/hate crime, he needs to find some way of explaining what happened through “the number one killer of black men are black men?” How insecure are you man?? How pathetic is your obvious racism that this article threatens you? Truth Blaze68. Truth. Here, let me help you with a bs explanation:

    • blaze68ignorace

      “Normally when people are
      cooked up on 3 heavy hitter drugs like that normally they don’t even
      make it 10 steps down the street let alone get into a vehicle and
      perfectly drive without running off the road to finish up his last
      clients house of the day, but never mind that conclusion… then when
      his car breaks down he’s talking perfectly normal on the phone to his
      girlfriend as he normally would and not slurring his words or acting
      strange also notice that neither the liquor store clerk never said the
      guy was acting kinda off. Next you’re telling me when he exits the
      liquor store and out of sight somehow the drugs kicked into “high” gear
      and he trips out and seen unicorns and then he proceeded to chase them
      into the woods to where he was promised that he would be sent into a
      magical land to where tooth-fairies would grant his every wish. Then
      suddenly both feet tripped over two individual identical rocks and he
      hit a razor sharp tree branch wish had a thing for cutting two lips and
      one ear off and his pockets became ripped which lead to a spare dime he
      had sitting in his pocket next to no other U.S currency popping out and
      sitting perfectly still next to his decaying carcass o_o? Damn I’m a
      good detective aren’t I?” someone else’s words but I eagerly look forward to how blaze68 will try to explain away EVERYTHING due to how much this obvious article threatens his insecure sense of self and personal racism.

      • blaze68

        You are downright obsessed with me. Get a life and learn to read and do research. Anything is possible when someone is on meth, alcohol, xanax, amphetamines, and cocaine. There are no injuries that either medical examiner have stated unequivocally are due to foul play. The first ME, noted Board Certified Forensic Pathologist Dr John Ralston of BEAUMONT, TEXAS (2 hours away from Sabine County and hardly a ‘neighbor’ of the sheriff would be incredibly stupid to lie for a small time sheriff and thereby destroy his own successful career and risk imprisonment. You have no facts, no valid arguments other than to attack me. Have it but be careful…obsessions with others can be a sign of mental illness. Just sayin bro. Good luck with your psychosis.

  • ashley

    this is so incredibly sad. his younger brother is on american idol right now and dedicated a song to him, saddest thing i’ve ever seen, i didn’t even know what happened and it made me cry.

  • Texas

    Everyone who lives in Texas and Black know not to be in Jasper when the sunsets. YouTube the two Jasper towns. Shit hasn’t changed.

  • Texas

    OMG Google Jasper Texas! I live in Texas and it is known fact don’t get caught after sunset! Jezzzz ppl.

    • Jennifer Thompson

      I hate admitting my ignorance on this subject but I live in NJ & honestly didn’t know that places in the US could really still be like that. It baffles me greatly how ppl could hate other ppl based off of things that can not be changed. We are born w/ our skin color. It is not a decision.

    • blaze68

      He was found in Sabine County, 45 minutes away from Jasper.

  • TheHECK

    This is horse shit! This is a serious and real race crime. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET A TOWN FULL OF REPUBLICANS.

    • blaze68

      Calling for a violent uprising can get you landed in jail. You have no proof that anyone is guilty of murder or conspiracy.

  • Jennifer Thompson

    Bottom line – There is not enough evidence to support either theory. If his injuries were caused by the fence, the ear should be found in that general area as well as blood & dna on the actual fence. Not just clothing. Testing the cut across his throat will determine if it was caused by that fence. Both parties need to gather as much evidence as possible to support their theories. I recommend the wife hire a private investigator. This needs to be thoroughly investigated. The only thing that is for sure is it was not a simple overdose. Something crazy happened to this man. With the extent of his injuries there should be an abundance of evidence & dna! I honestly don’t know if this was murder. Idk if something is being covered up either. But at the very least I know the detectives are not doing a thorough investigation. Which the family deserves. You can’t leave his wife & 3 children wondering their wholes lives if he was murdered

    • wecandobetter

      Thank you, I respect your comments and your openness in learning the truth.

    • blaze68

      It depends on the level of damage to the neck caused by insects/larvae/animals. Not everything is provable, some things are just too far damaged to make any conclusive statement as to how it happened. It also rained 3.5 inches in the days leading up to his discovery. While blood is certainly resilient to a degree, it is not impervious to being washed away.
      I trust that the DOJ and State police will get to the bottom of it. It may indeed have been murder, but then again maybe his death was indeed caused by accidental drug overdose.

      You stated your post quite well. I guess we all shall see where it leads.

  • jassyonyae

    Did they have to title it that way ?

  • bnf2000

    Having lived in Vidor TX it was def not an accident someone murdered him. I’m so sorry for their loss. This happens all the time in that area not sure what but someone has to do something.

    • blaze68

      The fact that you lived in Vidor, Texas has no bearing on this case. And no, it doesn’t ‘happen all the time’.
      We get the news dude via the internet, you living there gives you very little ‘secret info’ the rest of us can’t find for ourselves.

  • Philip Mann

    so blade68 …which animal do you know of that slices a persons throat and doesn’t bite or chew.
    why was this not put in the report ? …better check to see if your white hooded robe in the closet doesn’t need cleaning.

    • blaze68

      Neither medical examiner said his throat was slashed. They identified a ‘cut’ on his neck that was infiltrated with insect larvae and had obvious signs of insect damage. What animal did the cut? I’d say that ever-sharp ‘barbed wire’ animal. That’s who. I feel for his family, but chasing conspiracy theories to avoid the very likely real reason for his death–accidental overdose–will bring them no peace.

  • Philip Mann

    His pickup truck was still parked at the package store, CL&M Grocery, Inc., but Alfred was long gone.

  • Tricia Youngblood

    That’s obviously foul play. People that die of overdoses don’t have their throats slashed. Obviously, he was murdered by someone with a knife.

    • blaze68

      He didn’t have his throat slashed. It was discovered he had a ‘cut’ on this neck..even the second examiner did not list that as a fatal wound or cause of death. Insects and larvae had eaten away at the edges to that wound making any identification of a sharp edged weapon as the cause of it nearly impossible to discern. The most obvious answer to how he died is the answer that will be the most painful to the family.

  • Matt

    Why not just go into the store y run into the woods

    • blaze68

      Exactly, why indeed.

  • whiteinTexas

    Why is the color of our skin still a major dividing factor today in 2013. Is it because we are different or is it just a mob mentality? I really do not understand why humans that are the same but have only a different shade of skin tone hate each other so much? Is it because we are taught and this is learned behavior? Love your neighbor as you love yourself and you will no longer see race as an issue. People are hateful and do bad things from all walks of life. This man is dead and his wife and kid lost a father, some mom and dad lost a son. Give the race issue a rest stop being so superficial and look beyond the books cover.

    • blaze68

      Well said, I doubt his parents will mourn the loss of their son any less if it’s discovered he died from the hands of a black versus a white murderer.
      However, many families in this situation want to believe it’s not possible their son did this to himself via drug use. They always want to believe their son couldn’t be capable of such things. They are looking for ANY answer other than what has to be THE most painful answer to his death. I don’t blame them for wanting some peace, but they will not find it chasing conspiracy theories.

      • @libnletlib

        All throughout this comment section you’ve been eluding to the fact that he wasn’t murdered and yet you say this? ” I doubt his parents will mourn the loss of their son any less if it’s
        discovered he died from the hands of a black versus a white murderer.”

        • blaze68

          If you’ve been reading my comments then either you missed these below or you’re just being selective in your memory. I pasted and copied my comments where I’ve repeatedly said it’s possible he was murdered in response to ANOTHER poster than makes the same claim as you.

          *********************************
          On 2/14 @ 10:45 PM:

          “I trust that the DOJ and State police will get to the bottom of it. It may indeed have been murder, but then again maybe his death was indeed caused by accidental drug overdose”

          On 2/13:
          “But a case for murder can certainly seem valid at least for now until we hear more from convening/senior authorities at the state and federal level”

          On 2/13:
          “If it can be proven that the drugs were forced into him then of course that leads to 100% chance he was murdered no doubt”

          On 2/13:
          “I don’t know, this case is either an accidental overdose or it is the sloppiest murder i’ve seen in a long time”

          On 2/13:
          “If this was a murder and subsequent attempts to cover it up I’m confident the authorities will ferret it out and bring whomever was involved to justice”

          On 2/13:
          “I don’t rule out anything, all I’ve ever said is that it’s very possible he died of a drug overdose and the injuries he sustained on his own.
          Of course it’s possible the sheriff was trying to cover things up”

          On 2/11:
          “If he was murdered I hope they find him or her (if the wife was involved) and give them the death penalty”

          On 2/11:
          “If he was murdered and it can be proven I have no doubt whoever did it will be brought to justice”

          On 2/11:
          “If it turns out he was murdered I’ll be the first one demanding the death penalty but I think we should wait to see what the state and federal investigation reveals”

          On 2/10:
          “Is it possible he was killed? Sure it is. But everyone one of his injuries is also perfectly explainable as being caused by him while high or by animals/insects”

          On 2/10:
          “Well maybe you’re right. Maybe it was murder. But the crime didn’t happen in Jasper it happened 45 minutes away in Sabina County”

          Want me to keep going? I’ve said REPEATEDLY that it IS possible he was murdered.

  • Catalina

    Oh blaze68, smh, I feel sorry for people who think like you. The ignorance is so real. My heart goes out to this family. I can’t even fathom this happening to my husband and then to try and tarnish his character by claiming drug use? These people in TX simply disgust me.

    • blaze68

      I feel for his family also. I lost my nephew when he was 20 to drugs and suicide. But to just assume that this is one massive conspiracy is kind of silly. You have to at least consider that he may well indeed have died just as the Board Certified Forensic Pathologist Dr John Ralston said he did. That doctor has so much to lose, including his successful career and possible prison time…not to mention the end to any elected office for his wife Rachel, a democrat.
      He’s going to risk all of that? For what? To cover for someone he doesn’t even know? He lives in Beaumont, 2 hours from Sabine County and has not been in Texas long. He’s no ‘okie from the skoki’ good ol boy contrary to what so many on here would insist.

    • blaze68

      “Claiming drug use”? As if people are just making that up? He was found with alcohol, meth, cociane, benzodiazipines, and amphetamines in his system. Are we to believe the pathologist? Or the conspirary theorists who insist either a) the doctor is lying or b) some racist decides to shoot him up with all those drugs? Makes no sense. He died as the doctor said he did.

  • jasmine harris

    Ok, I’ve read this report I’ve lost count times, where does it say he climbed a bared wire fence cuz I sure don’t see it and the other coroner didn’t say he had drugs in his system so why are people calling him a meth head?

    • wecandobetter

      It’s mostly just some guy named blaze68. I’m not sure what his bias is, but he’s trying to say it’s most likely there was no murder and this guy was probably a methhead who injured himself climbing the fence. If you search for his name, you’ll see his post and you’ll see mine replying to him making sure that i debunk his ridiculous logic.

      • blaze68

        Come on dude, I thought we were past this sort of bashing? I never said or even implied that he was a meth head.

        • wecandobetter

          Fair enough and this was before our resolution. You’ve certainly changed my impression of you to one of respect. Though we may disagree, I was wrong to bash like that. Have a good weekend-

          • blaze68

            Fair enough.

      • blaze68

        I don’t go around these archives bashing you by name, I’d appreciate the same respect in return.

        • wecandobetter

          Fair enough. I agree.

    • blaze68

      A piece of his clothing was found still snagged on a barbed wire fence. There was shallow puncture wounds on his legs and abdomen indicative of barbed wire injuries. He was also found on the other side of the barbed wire from where he went missing. It stands to reason he had to have climbed the fence to be on the other side of it. But hey, maybe he levitated over it.

    • wecandobetter

      Blaze and I have argued about this. Though it’s possible he climbed a fence, it’s unlikely from the lack of forearm, hand or other injuries. I was recently wondering how people climb barb wire fences and I saw on an episode of prison break they use a carpet to throw over the fence and get over it. Random interesting tid bit. Anyhow, that’s in regards to the fence aspect.

      • blaze68

        Page 2 of his report. Injury #1 under ‘Evidence of Injury’ States:
        “On the palm of the left hand is a round puncture wound, 0.2 inches”

        Which is the same size and description of the puncture wounds on his legs. A piece of clothing was found still snagged on the barbed wire.

        When you and I discussed (what I accepted as) your statement that the hands lacked injuries, I had not read the report yet.

  • Doge Wallace

    Horrible

  • Allison

    I live in East Texas. Jasper is notorious for intolerance of certain races, and for covering up truths that should have been exposed. I don’t give a care what anybody else thinks. That poor man was murdered for spite, and his death should be considered at hate crime. :-(

    • blaze68

      He wasn’t found in Jasper but rather Sabine Country, 45 minutes away.

    • Alex Blaze

      By definition, every murder is a ‘hate crime’.
      The whole notion of ‘hate crimes’–read: when a white kills a black equals ‘hate crime’, when blacks kill whites in even heinous situations, it’s simply called a ‘murder’–is simply ridiculous. ALL MURDERS are hate crimes.

  • Brenda Parran

    It’s unnerving to read just how many people side with the wrong of how this black man was treated. No human on Gods green earth should be treated this way howbeit black, Chinese, or indifferent. The European American culture is accursed and will pay the ransom for the shedding of innocent lives due to the color of their skin. You all think your antics will go unnoticed, but a time will come when the demise of your actions will engulf you and your descendants. This goes for all people. Then you stick together as if the one is in the right…Your going to pay, and I can’t wait to see the day.

  • Lamotte

    I pray everyday that Russia or China would send nuclear warhead here to end this 400 plus year old madness call America. There is no hope for this place and there will never be change for the better under the present order of things. We know the likelihood of how this man died and why the sheriff dept. didn’t do much of an investigation. A total nuclear wipeout from a major country and a complete rebirth in this country after the fact are the only way things will have a chance to be truly civilized.

    • blaze68

      You wish for the entire anihilation of every U.S. citizen? You wish for the death of over 300 million americans???
      WTF is wrong with you?

      • Lamotte

        The question should be, WTF is wrong with this country.. How can a human being and a citizen be murdered in such a cruel fashion while the investigation is downplayed as if it was a dog that got ran over by a car? IN 2014! How can a nation like that call itself sovereign? Sovereign to whom? It is so corrupt in America, there is no other solution but to pray for a total clean sweep. This situation isn’t going to get better. Its been over 450 years and this kind of animalistic behavior is still winked upon.

        • blaze68

          You wish for the entire annihilation of every U.S. citizen? You wish for the death of 300 million innocent Americans? You are disturbed. Get some help.

          • Lamotte

            America is the one who is sick. In my opinion, it is beyond help. I pray that God raise His hand against it to wipe out the current animals who call themselves human beings, then bring an entire new look and landscape to this land.

        • montgomeryjhm

          more corrupt under Obama.

          • Lamotte

            If you think I am moved by Obama’s HALF blackness, the joke is on you. But, I do agree Obama is just as corrupt as his predecessors.

    • montgomeryjhm

      Just texas

  • blaze68
  • truth

    Reporting from Jasper and Hemphill County, Deborah Feyerick offers a
    dramatic account of the mysterious circumstances around Wright’s death,
    in interviews with Wright’s wife Lauren, his father Douglas, and
    Beaumont lawyer Ryan MacLeod. CNN mentions the official report that
    Wright’s death was an accidental overdose, but raises a few new details,
    including: that Wright’s throat appears to have been cut and that his
    body was found missing an ear (neither of which are mentioned in the
    official autopsy); that Wright had been friends with Sheriff Tom
    Maddox’s daughter; and that—according to his family—Wright’s body did
    not appear to have been exposed to the elements for the entire three
    weeks he was missing.

    • more truth

      The official search for Wright—including teams of volunteers, dogs,
      horses and an airplane—centered on a field with a barbed-wire fence
      where Wright’s clothes and belongings were found, and lasted four days
      before Sheriff Tom Maddox declared there was nowhere left to search.
      Weeks later, a group of Wright’s family and friends found his body about
      100 yards from the fence where his clothes had snagged, in an area
      Wright’s family says they were told they couldn’t search.

      Maddox
      says the limits he put on the ground search were safety measures to keep
      people from getting lost or wandering the woods in the second week of
      deer season. “I’m sorry we didn’t find the man,” he told the Observer
      this week. “But hey, every effort there was put out, way out and beyond
      the call of duty.”

      • even more truth

        But lawyers at the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont, which has been
        representing the family, have complained about investigators’ lack of
        professionalism. Early on, a sheriff’s deputy suggested on Facebook that
        Wright had simply skipped town to avoid legal troubles, and well before
        the toxicology results were released, other investigators had suggested
        Wright’s death was probably drug-related.

        On Wednesday, the law firm said in a statement that the new autopsy
        results were a “self-serving continuation of that rhetoric,” and leave
        plenty of questions unanswered. (Why, for instance, on his way home from
        work, and while waiting for a ride from his
        family, would Wright
        have ingested such a dangerous combination of drugs?) At a press
        conference the firm hosted last month,a private pathologist hired by
        Wright’s family said her examination yielded “findings that are
        definitely suspicious for homicidal violence.”

        • will the truth never stop

          In an interview in early December 2013, Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox
          confirmed that preliminary autopsy results released Tuesday, Dec. 3,
          showed no trauma to Alfred Wright’s head, but the medical examiner did
          find some shallow punctures around Wright’s abdomen, possibly from a
          barbed wire fence. Still, Maddox said there was no evidence of foul play
          in the initial autopsy report. At the time of the interview, Maddox
          said it was too soon to tell what really happened to Wright and would
          not comment on the details of the investigation, which was taken over by
          the Texas Rangers.

          Since then, The Examiner obtained a copy of the complete autopsy report
          and toxicology results. According to the complete report, Wright was
          missing his eyes, left ear, his tongue, the fingernail of his right
          index finger, two top teeth and one bottom tooth, all reported by the
          medical examiner to have been caused by animal and insect activity and
          decomposition. In addition, according to media sources, Wright’s throat
          appeared to have been slit.

          • Lamotte

            Please God, hear my prayer and remove this cancer call America from the face of the earth. Ever since America came into being, the world has soured ever since because of its presence. Why God, Why should something exist when all it is doing is infecting the rest of humanity.

        • will the truth never stop5

          Sheriff Maddox is no stranger to controversy and has been associated with some questionable moves in the past. For example, Maddox is the same sheriff who made it possible for Sabine County resident Derek Wesley McBride, who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in state prison in March 2013 for killing Amber Roussel and injuring her husband on the Neches River bridge in a terrible car crash on July 30, 2012, to transfer from the state penitentiary to Sabine County Jail where he was immediately given trustee status. McBride was at the Lychner Unit in Humble for no more than three months prior to his transfer, made at the request of the sheriff.

          “It’s like they couldn’t wait,” Criminal District Court Judge John
          Stevens said in an October 2013 interview with The Examiner. Stevens, who before the plea revoked McBride’s bonds of $100,000 for intoxication manslaughter and $50,000 for intoxication assault after McBride tested positive for amphetamines on a urinalysis and who subsequently sentenced McBride to eight years in state prison, said he was shocked when he found out McBride was no longer in state custody.

  • Danger

    What’s the point of saying “black father”? Oh wait, that’s right. We have to point out the “racism”, meanwhile more whites are attacked in “the knockout game” but we always have to call them teens because race in that case is “irrelevant”.

    • thatninaTT

      stfu thats a damn lie

      • Danger

        Keep denying that knockout game you degenerate thug

      • Alex Blaze

        What ‘Danger’ is saying is true.

  • WAYNE HARRIGAN

    faemp

  • William Helton

    “Mr. Wright, I’ll be praying each and every day for your family, friends, loved ones, and all of those whose lives you’ve shined your light on. And thank you for shining your light my way, especially since doing so brought about such a terrifying and tragic end to your life.”

    *******************

    it seems to me that those murderous cavemen were somehow able to kidnap this man and then take him to some hidden-away torture chamber of theirs, where they then held him captive for several days/weeks while they took out all of their own life’s pains and traumatic experiences on yet another human being, ultimately murdering him. (a bit reminiscent of a specific scene in “Pulp Fiction,” isn’t it?) i’m sure that those scumbags eventually ran out of their own version of “fun” things to do with their victim’s body, so they decided to just dump it off at the site where it was eventually discovered, doing so i’m sure for no reason at all other than to make known to the world that an evil like theirs truly does exist. this would explain why there was very little decomposition of the body (compared to other similar circumstances). furthermore, i believe that the perpetrators more than likely administered those illegal drugs into that man’s body themselves, in order to (1) further incapacitate and weaken him, and/or (2) create some amount of doubt or suspicion about the man’s reputation and the circumstances of his death.

    whether or not my suspicions surrounding this case are in fact true, one thing is 100% certain: t