Second Suspect Faces Trial in Purse Snatching Death - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

09/27/05

Second Suspect Faces Trial in Purse Snatching Death

The trial is underway for a man accused of killing an elderly Savannah woman during a purse snatching two years ago. Jermaine Wright is charged with killing 79-year-old Sarah Price at the Piggly Wiggly in Sandfly in January 2003.

Police say Wright and Akeem Hunter drove by and grabbed Price's purse as she was going into store. The force knocked her down and she hit her head. Price died a few days later from head injuries.

Hunter was convicted this past February and was sentenced to life in prison. Wright's trial is expected to last through the week.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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