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Wright pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of U.S. navy member

Cory Wright has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of DamonCrooks, a member of the U.S. navy who was stabbed to death outside anightclub on Argyle Street in November of 2006.

Cory Wright has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Damon Crooks, a member of the U.S. navy who was stabbed to death outside a nightclub on Argyle Street in November of 2006.

The trial for Wright was supposed to begin Monday, but in Halifax Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Halifax resident entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter. He was to stand trial for second-degree murder.

Sentencing is set for June 12, with Crooks’ family expected to be in Halifax and have a prepared impact statement for the proceeding.

Wright has been in jail since being arrested shortly after the stabbing took place in the early morning hours of Nov. 4. Crooks was a member of the USS Doyle and was in Halifax for a training exercise with the American and Canadian navy. He was stabbed three times outside the Rain nightclub.

 
 
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