Jury Deliberates in Trial of Purse Snatching Death Suspect - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

09/28/05

Jury Deliberates in Trial of Purse Snatching Death Suspect

The trial of a man accused of killing an elderly woman during a purse snatching continues today. Both sides wrapped up their cases this morning in the trial of Jermaine Wright, and jury deliberations are underway this evening.

Police say Akeem Hunter drove by and Wright grabbed 79-year-old Sarah Price's purse as she was going into the Piggy Wiggly in January of 2003. She fell and a few days later died from head injuries.

\Hunter was convicted this past February and was sentenced to life in prison. Wright is also facing life in prison.

Reported by: Katie Pike, kpike@wtoc.com

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