Antonio Dupree Wright NOT GUILTY in the St. Paul Triple Murder Case
Antonio Dupree Wright has been cleared of murder charges in connection with a St. Paul shooting incident where three people were killed and two wounded. The judge found insufficient evidence to link him to the crime.
Antonio Dupree Wright Clear of Murder Charges in St. Paul Shooting Case in 2022
Antonio Dupree Wright, a Minneapolis resident, has been found NOT GUILTY of charges related to a deadly shooting incident in a St. Paul duplex in September 2022, as reported in TwinCities. Judge Kelly Olmstead acquitted him due to insufficient evidence during a bench trial lasting nine days.
According to the report, Wright had chosen to waive a jury trial.
Antonio Dupree Wright had faced charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder for allegedly being the masked shooter involved in a violent incident that claimed the lives of Angelica Gonzales, Cory Freeman, and Maisha Spaulding. The case hinged on identifying the shooter, with evidence primarily based on out-of-court statements by a witness, Stephen Anderson, who later recanted those statements under oath.
Antonio Dupree Wright Still Faces Charges
Antonio Dupree Wright’s defense argued that he was in Chicago at the time of the shooting, presenting a strong alibi supported by testimonies from his aunt and mother.
They also pointed out inconsistencies in Anderson’s description of the shooter’s appearance, reports stated.
Antonio Dupree Wright still faces kidnapping and attempted murder charges related to a separate incident, and he remains in custody with a $2 million bail. While the Ramsey County attorney’s office expressed disappointment, they pledged to continue seeking justice in the ongoing case. Friends and relatives of the victims were upset by the verdict, while Wright’s girlfriend and supporters welcomed it, citing reasonable doubt in the case.