Mr. Wright was convicted of the first-degree murders of Paula O’Conner and her young son, Alijah O’Conner, which took place in 2007. Ms. O’Conner was strangled and the baby smothered. The jury voted 7-5 to recommend a death sentence for each murder and the trial court condemned Mr. Wright to death. This is his direct appeal.

Watch more from 4/4/17:

Terry Ellerbee Jr. v. State & Terry Ellerbee Jr. v. Julie L. Jones, etc., SC15-2010 & SC16-922