Meth sentence handed down
Wilfred and Amanda Wright have been sentenced in Federal Court for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth. Both were given the maximum sentence.
Wilfred and Amanda Wright have been sentenced in Federal Court for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth. Both were given the maximum sentence. Motions by the government to sentence above the guidelines were denied. Wilfred Wright was given 135 months; Amanda Wright was given 108 months. Both have remained in federal custody since their arrest and guilty pleas. Both have been charged locally for the murder of Faith Nicole Corum, whose missing person report led to the discovery of the manufacture of meth at the Wright home.
Polk County Sheriff’s Department Detective Brian Fields testified at the sentencing hearing last Monday along with ATF Agent Craig Frost, and Thomas Deering, MD. Deering performed the autopsy on Corum’s body once it was found 110 feet down a ravine in February.
Assistant US Attorney Michael Porter asked the court to give both Wrights a larger sentence based on the severity of the crime and the death of Corum. Court documents show Amanda Wright told investigators she believed Corum had overdosed and did not seek assistance because she feared the meth lab would be found.
Deering provided testimony about the autopsy during the sentencing hearing. In Deering’s autopsy report, the manner of death was listed as homicide; the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head and asphyxia. Multiple drug intoxication is listed as having contributed to the death.
According to the autopsy report, which Deering testified to at the hearing, Corum received multiple blunt trauma injuries, including blunt trauma to the head, multiple contusions to the face and head, forehead, left cheek, left jawline and bridge of her nose. Corum had multiple lacerations and a bite hemorrhage along the right side of her tongue. There were multiple contusions to the left side of her body and a plastic bag was affixed over her head. Her body had been extensively tied and wrapped in a plastic deflated mattress.
Deering’s report said a camoflage cargo strap held the mattress around the buttocks and head of Corum. Another strap held her knees bent against her chest, with a rope and another strap looped around her neck. A bungee cord looped around her ankles to her knees.
Significant animal scavenger activity had been done to the body once it was dumped, leading to the total loss of Corum’s right arm, extensive skins damage and an absence of all her organs from the trachea to the bladder.
In separate motions against the upward sentence, each Wright claimed they were not facing the charges of the death in federal court and that offense should not be taken into consideration during sentencing. Judge Henry Mattice agreed, saying it was a matter for the state to prove.
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