undiminished Love and Respect, your Friends and Family remember the Man
you were Greg - thoughtful, generous and loving in spite of everything
that was thrown at you by that unjust and wrongful charge. You remained
true to yourself throughout, and proved your honesty and innocence
beyond all reasonable doubt. The legal process conducted against you
had, in the end, little respect for the Law, but was a self-serving
process of denial of justice and truth. It is to the eternal shame of
prosecutors and judges that an innocent man was made to suffer so much
and his life extinguished. Today, and
every day, we remember - but above all, we remember YOU with much love
and affection. Peter
1st 1965 - October 30th 2008
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It has been 3 long years
since you were taken from us yet I feel you everywhere.......
R.I.P. my husband...my heart...my love...the other half of me.....I
love you. ♥
Tony.....God loves you very
much and has put His hand on you for something special
- Psalms 91 -
".....No evil shall befall you....for He shall give His angels charge
over you....in their hands they shall bear you up...." I love
miss you with my entire being.......your wife in life and in
My Beloved Son,
It has taken so long to write this tribute for several reasons, first
it tears my heart out to have to say good-bye; second, I wanted to put
"you" into words not my grief; third, I was trying to pay a tribute
that would "do justice" to your memory because you got "no justice" on
earth. I pray I have finally found the words to show the man you were
and the man you could have been if you had been given the chance.
I know I did not give birth to you; however, I could not have loved you
more if I had. For nine years we studied the Bible together, we talked,
we laughed, we cried, we shared secrets and, yes, we had "arguments"!
You were a perfectionist and you did not like to be told you were
wrong; therefore, anytime I marked one of you Bible answers wrong
(there were very few) I knew I would have weeks of "Bible searching" to
convince you that you had made a mistake. After the lengthy study, you
would concede your mistake. OH, I might add, some of the "lengthy
studies" proved I was wrong!! I can still see your mischievous grin
when I had to admit to you that I was wrong. This is why I say, "My,
years of studying with you taught me more about the Bible than I had
I learned enough about you and your early life to know that you were
not a "murderer" and never could have been. You were put in a "life
situation" at a very young age that would lead you to make very bad
choices in your young life and eventually lead to the situation that
ended your life. However, you never lost your trusting, kind heart
which led to another betrayal by a friend, which led to your death.
There is one thing I can treasure in my heart of memories of you, and
that is the happiness you had the last two years of your life. I will
always have a vivid memory of the difference in your manner and even
your looks after you met the "Love of your Life." I never planned to
have my daughter fall in love with you because of the circumstances you
were in; it could cause her so much pain. She heard me speak of you for
years and just wanted to be your friend. When the two of you decided to
get married, I was not happy; however, the first time I went to visit
you with her, I was convinced anything that could bring that much
happiness to the two of you could not be wrong. While you always had a
good sense of humor and smiled with me, I always saw pain and anger in
you eyes. After Connie came into your life, this was gone. I might add,
I had never seen my daughter love anything or anybody as she does you.
This I know, you left us knowing you were dearly loved and respected.
I have a vivid picture of the last time I saw you and it would never
leave my mind. You were standing in that little "visiting" booth
waiting while Misty and I walked out. You filled the whole window glass
on the booth; so Big, so Brave and so Beautiful. Your Big Blue eyes
were full of tears and saying, "Momma, Help me!" I tried but I could
I will see you in Paradise, I love you very much,
For my Pops...
Here I sit And still I cry Wondering why You had to die
On October 30th Your life was taken A family left behind All our hearts still breaking
Justice unserved A book left wide open Blood now on their hands The true Murderers
An innocent man Sat before us all How could they not see? The truth right in front of their faces
Still we resent The void left unfilled Missing you so much Since the evening you were killed
Now in a place Smiling, laughing, and watching over us No more anger or hurt in your world Until we meet again…
You are such an inspiration. You left this world peacefully, and with only kind words to say. Through so much hurt, hate, and wrong-doing, you stayed strong and positive, until the bitter end. When we were so lost and ready to give up, you lifted our spirits and showed us the way back to believing.
Yes, I am angry. Yes, I resent. But I forgive, because it is what you would want me to do. The ones who wronged you… yes, they put you where you are now, but through it all… I am thankful to them. For the fact that you are no longer surrounded by the ugliness and bitter world that you were entrapped in. I wish you could’ve come home, and lived with all who love you so much, but I am grateful that you are no longer hurting. Instead, you are looking down at us, throwing your head back, laughing so hard every time we all laugh… you are looking at us crooked when we still cry… you are smiling, and you are at peace… Finally.
I love you so much, Pops. I always will... and I will never forget. You, and what you brought into my life, and my heart, will be with me for the remainder of my days. You have truly changed me, and the way I feel about so much.
Your Grand-daughter, Mia, will be born soon, and I promise to raise her with the love and honesty that you have inspired so many to give. I am only sorry that you won't be able to meet her, and her you, but I know that you will look over her too.
I don't know how to close, because I refuse to say "Good-Bye". I suppose I will close with the way we last saw each other... (My hand is touching yours) ... I love you... I will see you soon.
All My Love... Rachael
a month now, a horrible, long month
since I've seen
your smile or heard your laughter; a horrible month since I stood and
watched as life left your beautiful blue eyes. It's been a
I held you in my arms and kissed your sweet lips and then
prepare you for burial all in the same night; it's been a month since
my heart was ripped open never to be the same again. I brought you
home, I talked to you, I slept in the same room with you then I had to
let you go......
month that's passed I've missed you and
I've cried but
I've remained strong as I promised you I would; I've gone back to work,
I've started to get the house back in order, and I began doing the
hardest thing of all today.......I started to pack your property away.
When I opened that first bag almost immediately I found your hair
brushes and combs and could still smell the scent of your
hair just as
I remembered it from that night a month ago when I held you in my arms.
know you're having a good laugh and
head in disbelief at the fact that I'm drinking your coffee all the
while thinking that commissary coffee isn't as bad as I thought it
would be! I know you so well and if you could talk to me you'd be
saying, "That doesn't say much for the quality of the instant coffee
you've drank in your lifetime Connie!" and I see you in my mind
throwing your head back the way you'd do when I made you laugh really
Tony.......I miss so you so much that my heart
aches.........I never thought I'd have to let you go, I
losing you was a part of our reality but I never fathomed it
happen the way that it did. I'm having trouble sleeping because as I
begin to drift off the awful reality of what happened to you hits me
just like it did that dreadful evening a month ago and I begin
from hurt, anger, and from shear disbelief. As the tears flow I find
comfort in the very secure knowledge that as your eyes closed to this
world they were re-opened to the wondrous sight of Glory......they were
re-opened in the presence of our Father and never again will you
promised me you'd always be near watching over
me and if
there was any way to let me know you were with me that you
would.......and you did Tony; I never dreamed it possible but you did
and I thank you for that.
for bringing out a part of me that I
existed. Thank you for the smiles and laughter, for making me your
wife, but most of all thank you for being you and for loving me.
peace my wonderful husband.......we didn't
in our last spoken words to one another and this is not
goodbye...........until we meet again.........
ALL MY LOVE
It doesn’t matter to them.
The only thing that matters.
They couldn’t care less.
They cannot see.
They will not see.
But we can see.
You were innocent!
(Written, after hearing of Greg's death, by Ine, a Norwegian student)
thoughts and prayers go out to Connie
and the rest of Greg Wright's family; we are deeply
sorry for your loss.
We want the family to know that there are people
(like us) who believed in Greg, and
believed in his innocence. We really
did try to make a difference for him, but it seems
our screams, chants, letters, e-mails,
protests, marches and phone calls
fell on deaf ears. We wish that there was something
more that we could do.
Of course we are very sad and very disappointed,
but this has really made us all mad! We do not understand
how people can be so hateful, and so blind.
We have got to find a way to make them hear us!!!! We have
to find a way to end this evil and outdated form of punishment.
If anybody has any thoughts or ideas
of things we can do to help, please
feel free to send us an e-mail; we are willing
to try just about anything! We can't
give up now; we have got to fight harder! Greg
will not be forgotten! Kids Against the
I am from
Flemingsburg, KY and I went to school with Tony (what he was called
when we went to school) I graduated in 1982. He was a super
nice person to be around and I was in the prayer group with him
also. He was a great athlete and a great person. I
knew he moved away and I didn't realize anything was going on with him
until I seen the article in our local newspaper about his death (so
sad). I have read alot of the articles and the information
on his web site and I feel he was definitely railroaded, and was not
given a fair chance. Please except my deepest sympathy to his
and your families. God Bless!
Greg (Tony) No.42 - Football action shot
sweetest, kindest, dearest, cleverest, finest, nicest, funniest,
greatest, tallest, biggest, loveliest, coolest, sincerest, smartest,
and BESTEST Greg ever :) Remember how we used to compete for the best
this one you never forgot, “the bestest”; we simply
invented a new adjective,
appropriate for our true friendship that started back in 2000. I am
are with us somehow and will be laughing out loud reading this. You and
indeed bestest friends and I am happy to tell you that I kept my
took Connie back to Norway
The school had a memorial for you the 31
October with the wedding picture of you two, they lit candles, and they
Amazing Grace for you. You were in everybody’s minds and
hearts, as you have
been for so long. That will never change sweet Greg. I am so
glad I went to be with you the final days of your life,
and though I am heartbroken I am also so proud of you for keeping your
being honest and truthful to the last, and though it hurt beyond words
them kill you, I was filled with an immense sense of pride....you told
truth, you remained strong until the very end, and we watched you die
pain, with dignity, at peace with your God and with the loving eyes of
beloved Connie as the last thing you saw. We were strong as you asked
us to be,
and you are no doubt proud of all of us as we were of you.
Greg, like you wrote to me in your last
letter that Thursday morning....this is NOT goodbye....until then....I
continue to fight against the horrors of the DP, I will give lectures
always, I will do what I can to expose the corruption of the justice
system. The days are
over when we
keep a low profile....
I will never ever forget our
friendship, you are forever in my heart, my kids’ hearts, and
all my students’.
You are deeply loved and will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. I
all my unconditional love and cheek kisses as usual :)
Love ya big guy, mucho more than mucho most
:) Your bestest friend, Bente :) Full
to Greg here
I am one of Bente's students, and Greg was my penpal for
Greg supported me, gave great advice, was kind, charming-a
hero and a true gentleman. I will always love him! I will never forget
His letters are for all time, kept close to my heart; I have each and
every one he has ever sent me. His letters will be missed!
And Connie; I am so sorry for your loss. And I am sorry I didn't get
the chance to see u, when you came to Stjoerdal.
But know, you will always be in my prayers. I finish this, as Greg
always finished his letters to me.
BIG HUG! Synnoeve Lein
I'm from Flemingsburg, Kentucky. I want to say I am very very sorry that this tragedy has happened. Tony and I was best of friends in the early 80's, we were like two brothers, where he would be I'd be there also it seemed. He used to come to my house many many weekends and even the summer to spend the night and hangout like brothers. I am very sad today to hear this aweful news. We lost contact around 1983 and just seemed as if he was to be in another place rather than Fleming County at the time. A good Friend of Tony and mine, Randy, came to my house today to inform me of this. I was in total shock for abit, to even try to come to terms with this news. I feel like a part of me has gone now, I am so sorry for his whole family and Connie my prayers go out to all of ya. Donald
Greg (Tony) - a sports star at school
belated birthday my friend. I waited to send your card on the premise
that you would read it and share the compliment. For that I am truly
sorry that this is the birthday greeting I instead now offer. I know
you died a happier man than you lived, but for that price I'm ashamed
to be part of the inhuman race. Without the capital, Texas hands the
In peace. In friendship. In love.
hearts are broken for the injustice meted out to Greg. We fail to see
how God-fearing people could not listen to an innocent man and
investigate the matter further. We fail to see how the doubt in his
involvement could not cause them to hold back in murdering him.
you are truly free now. Know that we will not give up the fight in
proving that innocent people are being murdered by an unjust legal
dear Friend. You had a hard life. God will not be your judge, because
you were innocent.
Thinus Coetzee PhD, D.C.Ed
behalf of the Alumni of
Institute of Christian Counseling
Dear Greg, I'm so sad! You will be in my heart forever. Stay close to your Sweet Connie and to your family. You are FREE now, you are with GOD. You will be in my thoughts and in my prayers. I will pray for you, dear Connie. You are not alone. Your BELOVED GREG is with you and will be with you every day. R.I.P. dear Greg. God bless you. God bless Connie and your family. With Christian Love (as you wrote in your letter you sent me), Terry.
heart and soul are full of tears. Everythings is so unfair. Greg, there
in the Light, smile to your wonderful wife and hold her hands. Connie,
sweet friend, get all the love and respect from my husband and me. I
have not the right words, I'm so sorry.
Rest in peace, Greg, dear Angel.
Greg was a proud and
intelligent man. He was blessed with a sense
of loyalty and personal code of ethics that most of us respect as
worthy traits, and would wish in ourselves. More than that, he was
warm, generous, a true American. His life has been cruelly
unforgivably ended by the lies and more of others who were charged
under the Constitution with his care and protection. I will remember
Greg as a brother, for our friendship and mutual respect ran that deep.
His loss to us is so hard, but we will remember him with genuine love
and affection. Those responsible should hang their heads in shame, for
Greg was innocent of the charges made against him. And in the end, he
proved it. Today, Greg is at peace, free of his tormentors. His gift of
friendship and love to those who knew him is treasured more than we can
describe. God bless you Greg for being the Man you were.
THE BEST OF FRIENDS
We used to write
We used to talk
We used to laugh,
We used to dream.
We shared so much, we were best of friends,
I knew that’s how it would always be.
You showed me right,
You showed me wrong,
You showed me strength,
You showed me love.
We shared so much, we were best of friends,
I knew that’s how it would always be.
We’ll meet one day, it won’t be long,
I'll see your face and shake your hand,
With family and friends we'll be company again,
In Heaven that marvelous day.
We shared so much, we were best of friends,
I knew that’s how it would always be.
Peter, your friend and supporters coordinator
I have been Greg's penfriend for 10 years. I feel honoured to of been able to call him my big brother and friend. Over the years I came to know Greg as loving, kind, considerate and able to make me laugh when I was going through hard times. He never forgot my 4 kids birthdays, sending cards, pictures and presents through his dear wife, Connie. Even when I spoke to him 4 hours before his execution he was so sorry that he hadn't replied to the childrens recent letters, that's how he was, thinking of others before himself. Our thoughts are with Connie, his family and everyone who knew Greg. We will miss him so much. May he rest in peace. Jenny
My name is Roseanna McGuckian and I am eleven years old. My mum has been writing to Gregory Edward Wright since I was born. When I was younger Gregory would send me drawings of cartoon characters, my playroom was full of them. As I have grown up I have come to know Gregory as kind, thoughtful and always interested in what I am doing, I regard him as an uncle. As Gregory knew that I am a keen sports person, this year for my birthday he sent me a lovely sports bag. I used it the same day I received it for my tennis match which I won. I have two brothers and one sister who love Gregory as much as I do. We don't think it is fair or right that he was executed. We really wanted to get to know him better and have the chance to meet him. Roseanna
I feel so privileged to have been your penpal for ten years. Your love, kindness and concern for others was an example to us all. I miss your letters and friendship. from my children Roseanna, Louis, Alex and Etain, thank you for being their friend and for all the artwork you sent them. Your memory lives on in our home. We know we will meet you in heaven where you are now, free and at peace.
With love, Jenny (Easter 2009)
I would just like to say how very sorry I am that Greg is no longer with us, but I take great comfort knowing and believing that he is home with Jesus. Knowing Greg and the kind of person he was, he is probably praying that the people who administered “Justice” over his life will find true love of God in their hearts someday. It must be awful not to know Gods love. Greg lived in Gods love and if we all tried to be even a little more like him, how much more beautiful would this world be. Be strong Connie you are in my prayers. Liam
as we knew him growing up
was a kind and gentle soul. As part of his extended family, my heart
goes out to you. God Bless you for loving him.
Greg’s letters to me revealed an articulate man who takes
in his intelligence, in high school sports achievements and in the 2007
award of a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Certificate from the Blackstone
Career Institute where he attained a student average of 97
percent. He has been unfailingly courteous, respectful, and
appreciative of any help I have offered, always reluctant to make a
request. The mind that has been revealed to me is not the mind of a
murderer. I have seen no evidence of hate or manipulation or
deceit. I saw a man who was doing everything he knew to do,
to live and to clear his name. An innocent man has been deprived of his
sorry to hear about
this. I went to Fleming County High School in Kentucky with
(Tony) Greg Wright. I played Baseball with him for two years
(1981 & 1982) and thought a whole lot of him. Tony
was a great athlete in Football as well. I didn't
know what had happened to Tony or where he was after his sophmore year
at the school. His family relocated and never heard from him
again. This is very disturbing to learn after knowing what
type of a person Tony was as a young man. I
pray that Tony was a god fearing person and will continue to pray for
you Connie..God bless you. (Was He know only as
Greg in his adult years? I was
looking through our high school yearbooks and in every photo
of him his name is listed just as everyone knew him.
Tony. God be with you Tony.
Go to State
excellently in the regional tournament this year, the Fleming Co. High
Baseball team advanced to the state tournament! The tournament was
Shelby County. The Panthers were to play Madison Central team with a
tournament was held May 11, 12 and 13 at Walton-Verona. In the
game , they defeated Carroll County 8-5. Blake Jamison tossed the win
Jimmy Overbey getting the save. Mike Ishmael and Chopper Pollock
brought in the
defeated by our Panthers 2-1 in the second game. Jimmy Overbey went ?
for the win, the save going to Chopper Pollock. In that game, Tony Wright
2-run single winning hit.
was played against Walton-Verona, with the Panthers being victorious,
the first inning, the Panthers secured 6 runs before an out was ever
made! The Panthers were really fired up with a total of 17 hits in the
Pollock took the win.
team members were chosen for the All Regional
Team. They are Mike Ishmael, Chopper Pollock and Tony Wright.
Extract from Fleming
County High School Yearbook (apologies for any minor errors of reading
went to school with Gregory Wright in Flemingsburg, Ky. We knew him
as Tony Wright. He was a freshman when I was a senior. Tony was an
excellent football player. I wasn't aware he was in this predicament
until this evening when a mutual friend of ours called me and told me
about it. As
I write this, I've learned
Tony is dead. Words cannot
explain how numb I feel. I lost contact with Tony a long time ago but
he always stood out in my memory.
Greg (Tony) - a class officer, Sgt.-at-Arms, in his Sophomore year
I feel very privileged to have known Greg since 1998. I have
found him to be a most considerate person and one who has used his time
in prison to help others in any way that he can. He is one of
most respected inmates on death row in Texas and many times has
considerably helped new intake prisoners to settle into their new, and
often understandably worrying, post-conviction environment. It cannot
be justified or ethical in any way whatsoever to execute someone while
so many questions of doubt remain.
Gregory was my pen pal for several years - I got his first letter in
2004. I also had the opportunity to visit him several times. I got to
know him as a person who is honest and caring, with a sense of humor
and also with seriousness. I valued his friendship very much.
I have been writing to Gregory Wright for a number of years now and he
was a very decent person. He was a Christian who took his religion
seriously, was a good man, a devoted husband and loyal son. His family
were everything to him.
Greg (Tony) - as a
freshman - a member of the school
Over the last few days my heart has broken over and over to witness the
pain the state of Texas has inflicted on my precious friend Connie, on
her mother and step father, her grandchildren and children, and on
Greg's father and step mother, on Peter and on Greg's bestest friend
Bente... I feel honoured to have known through my husband and
through you, this wonderful man. That his freedom
had to be
realized only through his death and the grief of his loved ones is
something that I will never comprehend... Tony and I love you
dearly and treasure your presence in our lives...
Rachael and Tony Ford
am never surprised by the horrible Justice System we have in
America. I am, however, very saddened to see that Greg's case
ended in this manner. Greg will forever be in the hearts and
minds of Americans who seek justice, and who realize that diligence
will one day bring some sort of closure. Until that day
comes, Greg and his entire family are in my prayers. God
a sad day it is around the world. A good
taken away from us today. Getting into the why's and how's is
important now. I did not know Greg, I have a loved
the same situation. Finding Greg's website made me feel like
was not alone. Today I feel angry. INNOCENT UNTIL
GUILTY, I thought that's what the USA stands for, but I guess I was
Greg: Rest in peace. Laugh with God and
your loved ones. I know you are probably in heaven
down, amazed at all the people that loved you and prayed for
You will be truly missed, that I am certain of. God Bless
and Dont worry, The truth will come out one day.
Connie: I called you the day after Greg's passing
phone. You told me that he is in peace
are right. He is in peace. I hope the
you. You are an inspiration to me and all women who stand by
their loved ones in times of sorrow and hurt and all the hard
times when you want to give up. I looked at the
you and Greg and I saw true love and respect. I hope I am
strong as you have been through this whole ordeal.
They say that everyone has a guardian angel, I feel you were Gregs and
Greg was yours. With Love and Respect,
Debra Vincenty/Portland Oregon
I think it was injustice when they executed Greg. I know he was
innocent. It’s hard for me to comprehend that he’s
here. He was a good friend. The last time I saw him was at a visit. It
was a moment I won’t forget. He sounded strong spiritually.
It’s not easy facing a situation as he was. I have a watch he
gave me to remember him by. He always shared his food with me. He had
the heart to share what he had with those less fortunate. He also
shared the word of God with me, gave me legal advice and gave me a book
that helped me understand the legal process and appeal with more
understanding. Good friends you never forget. It was a pleasure writing
am sure you'll can read this mail from heaven), Connie, family and
because my english is very bad. I'll do my best in order you can feel
my support , love and solidarity. I am still shocked . I
understand anything that have happened. I only feel pain and sorrow.
Yesterday I spent the last moments praying to God but not only for you
Greg, but for yours murderers as well. I reject the dead penalty in all
cases, but in yours .... is simply a monstrosity . You
are a innocent man . I ask to your family that keeps strong, and united
in order to prove your innocence and clean your memory. We must
continue the fight .... Please Greg, do your work and help us . Talk to
"the boss"(God) that help us to correct this injustice. If we
able to put the things in the correct place, it would be
not only for you but for the rest of the state, the justice, the USA
and the whole of humanity. I
am european, I am proud about it . I live in an old country in an old
continent. There is not death penalty in any European Union country.
Our society rejects this barbarian practice. I consider that it's a
question of experience as old country, mental and cultural evolution of
the society . Greg,
I know you are
in a better place. Some day we'll celebrate together our victory. Love
from, JESUS PEREZ
Dear Greg, The justice of Texas did not listen to you. They executed
you on Thursday, October 30th, 2008.
Wherever you are, know that we shall continue your fight for the truth,
for your rehabilitation.
Your murderers cannot sleep after what they did to you.
For Connie and all your family your murder will not remain unpunished.
We are with you Always Your fight became my fight today.
Greg, with you for ever, in my heart and my thoughts.
Dear Connie, we do not know each other, but nevertheless, thanks to
Bernie and Olga I feel like an old friend. You entered my house by the
back door and have never left it. I lived with Olga and other friends
that ultimate moment where you lost your love. Yes Connie, I know
you've felt that we were all there at your side for a last goodbye to
Greg, who I am sure is now amongst friends in a good and holy place. I
salute you for your courage; for having the strength to return to your
husband your smiling image that is forever etched in his soul. You have
my utmost respect - many men could take lessons of bravery from you.
What you did for Greg was an heroic act. Connie, I carry you in my
heart forever, and when I am tired, when my problems appear
insurmountable, I will think of you, and through you I will have the
courage to face them. Tonight, I pledge to you that I stand alongside
our dear friends Bernie and Olga, as I am proud to know you Connie. We
will not abandon you. Very fondly. Kheira (France)
send all my love and
compassion to Connie. An innocent human being
has been murdered by the government of Texas. I did know Greg
only from the articles and photos on the Net, via Bernard
I am upset and deeply saddened by his death. He is now in the
world of light. We contine our fight for freedom, justice and love.
you were cruelly imprisoned, they put chains on you,
but you are
now free! You found loyal support and respect beyond the walls
confinement. You found love for and from Connie. You are innocent and
you are free! These things your persecutors could not kill. Finally
they took your life but not your honor and your courage. Your spirit
will always be in the hearts of the men and woman who remember and
loved you .......
Bernard-Blaise Posso, committee of supporters in France
More tributes will be added very soon
Anyone who knew Greg and wish to add a short tribute are very welcome
to send it to us via
this email link
thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new,
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name,
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Some may think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more,
But in our memory you are with us
As you always were before.
A million times we've thought of you
A million times we've cried,
If loving could have saved you
You would have never died.
You left us beautiful memories
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
Part of us went with you
On the day God called you home.
Forgive me Lord, I'll always weep
For the best friend I loved, but could not keep.
There has been a lot of confusion on who done this. I
know you all want
closure. Donna had her Christianity intact when she died. She never
went to a drug house. John Adams lied. He went to the police and told
them a story. He made deals and sold stuff to keep from going to
prison. I left the house, and I left him there. My only act or
involvement was not telling on him. John Adams is the one that killed
Donna Vick. I took a polygraph and passed. John Adams never volunteered
to take one. I have done everything in my power. Donna Vick helped me;
she took me off the street. I was a truck driver; my CDL was still
active. Donna gave me everything I could ask for. I helped her around
the yard. I helped her around the house. She asked if there were anyone
else to help. I am a Christian myself, so I told her about John Adam.
We picked him up at a dope house. I did not know he was a career
criminal. When we got to the house he was jonesin for drugs. He has to
go to Dallas. I was in the bathroom when he attacked. I am deaf in one
ear and I thought the T.V. was up too loud. I ran in to the bedroom. By
the time I came in, when I tried to help her, with first aid, it was
too late. The veins were cut on her throat. He stabbed her in her
heart, and that's what killed her. I told John Adams, "turn yourself in
or hit the high road." I owed him a favor because he pulled someone off
my back. I was in a fight downtown. Two or three days later he turned
on me. I have done everything to prove my innocence. Before you is an
innocent man. I love my family. I'll be waiting on ya'll. I'm finished
talking. Gregory (Tony) Wright, Oct. 30th 2008