Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Former Knicks draft pick Michael Wright Killed By Ax

Former Knicks draft pick Michael Wright Killed By Ax --- ===

Nov 10, 2015 body found, 2 arrested  Former Knicks draft pick Michael Wright Killed By Ax Authorities believe Michael Wright, 35, a former University of Arizona basketball star and Knicks draft pick was murdered in his home with an ax. Roommate Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, who was arrested with an accomplice David Victor is charged with murder and other offenses, faced a theft by deception charge for allegedly obtaining in excess of $75,000 worth of property from two unnamed victim. All three are black.

Similar to Robert Eric Wone case, gay housemates accused of drugging and stabbing visiting friend, but not enough evidence to convict.

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Michael Wright (basketball) wikipedia

On November 10, 2015, Wright was found dead in his sport utility vehicle in Brooklyn, New York, covered in trash bags in the vehicle's back seat. The medical examiner determined that his death was a homicide.[8][9][10] Two men were charged in his death.[11]

According to a family member interviewed after his death, Wright intended to return to Europe to play another two seasons before retirement.[8]

Two men were charged November 1, 2016 in the death of a former New York Knicks draft choice whose body was found in his car on a Brooklyn street last November, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced Wednesday.

Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, and alleged accomplice David Victor, 35, have been charged with murder and other offenses after a yearlong investigation into the killing of 35-year-old former University of Arizona basketball star Michael Wright, authorities said.

Holdbrooks, Wright’s longtime roommate, allegedly reported him missing on November 8, 2015, Grewal said. Wright’s body was found two days later in Brooklyn, covered by a large garbage bag inside his own car. Grewal did not specify a motive or mention how Wright was killed but said he had suffered “head trauma.”


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Murder arrests: Closter man, 'accomplice' accused of killing resident ... thepressgroup.net Nov 4, 2016 - Mark Holdbrooks, 59, of Closter was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 1 with David Victor, 35, of Brooklyn, for the murder of Wright, said Acting Bergen ... Wright, who lived at 67 Macarthur Ave. with Holdbrooks, his longtime roommate, was found dead by the New York Police Department on Nov. 10, 2015, according to Grewal. Two days earlier, Holdbrooks had called police to report he had not seen nor heard from Wright, his close family friend and roommate, since Nov. 5, 2015, Grewal said. Detectives determined that, following the murder, Holdbrooks and Victor loaded the body of Michael Wright into Wright’s white Lexus. Victor then drove the vehicle with Wright’s body to 16th Street in Brooklyn where he abandoned the vehicle, while Holdbrooks remained at the Closter home.

Prosecutors: Man who killed former Wildcat Michael Wright was ...
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Nov 4, 2016 - Michael Wright gets caught between Illinois players Marcus Griffin (right) and Cory Bradford (left) during the 2001 NCAA Tournament. UA beat ...

Authorities say former Knicks draft pick Michael Wright was killed with ax USA TODAY nov 4 The man who allegedly killed a former New York Knicks draft choice in the Closter house they shared used an ax to commit the crime, authorities said ...Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, who is charged with murder and other offenses, faced a theft by deception charge for allegedly obtaining in excess of $75,000 worth of property from two unnamed victims. The theft took place from Jan. 1, 2014 to Nov. 5, 2015 — the same day authorities believe Michael Wright, 35, a former University of Arizona basketball star, was killed,  Arrests made in murder of ex-Knicks draft pick from N.J. | NJ.com Nov 2, 2016 - Mark Holdbrooks (left) and David "King Victor" Victor (right) have been ... and murdered in his Closter home by Holdbrooks and another man, ...Roommate Arrested in Killing of College Basketball Player From New ... www.nbcnewyork.com Nov 3, 2016 - Mark A. Holdbrooks, 49, was arrested Tuesday in the November 2015 killing of 35-year-old Michael Wright, along with an alleged accomplice, ...  Authorities: Ex-Knicks draft pick was killed by his roommate in their ...archive.northjersey.com .Nov 3, 2016 - Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, and an alleged accomplice have been charged ... Victor Is Gay Dating App Linked to Basketball Star's Murder? | Advocate.com Nov 14, 2015 - Police are now investigating whether the homicide could be related to a man Wright allegedly met via Grindr, the popular gay dating app, ... According the New York Daily News, Wright’s roommates at his “palatial home in Closter, New Jersey” had reported the athlete missing on Sunday night. Then on Tuesday, a police cruiser in Brooklyn found Wright’s Lexus; the 6'8'' athlete had been wrapped in black garbage bags and pushed into the back seat. No autopsy reports have been released but police believe he died from a skull fracture. Police are now investigating whether the homicide could be related to a man Wright allegedly met via Grindr, the popular gay dating app, though they didn’t disclose who the man is, if Wright met up with more than one individual, and if an encounter actually took place or was merely arranged.Knicks player found dead in his SUV in Brooklyn 'drugged and ... .Nov 2, 2016 - Police arrested charged Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, and his accomplice

2 charged in 2015 killing of NBA draft pick Michael Wright - CBS News
Nov 3, 2016 - Mark Holdbrooks and David Victor were charged Tuesday with killing 35-year-oldMichael Wright, who played for the University of Arizona and ... Prosecutors said Holdbrooks and Victor, 36, drugged Wright at the home Wright and Holdbrooks shared. They said the men killed him and loaded his body into Wright’s SUV....head trauma, which investigators said was caused by an ax, The 6-foot-8-inch forward played for the Arizona Wildcats. The Knicks drafted him in 2001 and waived him before the season started. He went on to play in France, Germany and Turkey. Wright and Holdbrooks lived together in Chicago before moving to New Jersey,  Holdbrooks was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan, where he was living with the two girls and a woman... Mark, who was their guardian, is now their father’s murderer,” Paladino said of the two girls. “It’s very disturbing, very tragic.”

Slain Knick draft pick was allegedly drugged, killed by roommate - NYDaily News .Nov 2, 2016 - Michael Wright, 35, a University of Arizona basketball star, was ... that Holdbrooks and Victor drugged and killed him in the home, Grewal said.