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A Wife's Revenge

Eric Francis

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Susan Wright was a victim...who admitted to killing her husband Jeffrey in their Harris County home in 2003, by stabbing him to death in self-defense. She recounted a harrowing tale of domestic abuse--one that the raging mother of two finally brought to an end--her way.

But prosecutors had a story of their own...

Susan Wright was a seductress...who set the mood for kinky sex with her unsuspecting husband. After tying Jeffrey to the bed, Susan straddled him, stabbed him 193 times with a butcher knife, then buried his body in a makeshift grave in their backyard.

Justice would not come easy. The fury was just beginning.

The bloodstained theatrics that unfolded in the Houston courtroom would stun jurors, make national headlines, and brand Susan Wright as both a desperate martyr on the edge and a brutal killer who would be brought to justice. Eric Francis tells the whole shocking story in his true crime book A Wife's Revenge.

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There were a lot of things on Jeffrey Wright’s mind that Texas afternoon, but dying wasn’t one of them.
It was the first week of January, with memories of New Year’s Eve still fresh, and temperatures along the Gulf of Mexico had soared clear into the 70s. But over the weekend, winter bit back hard. Houston had plunged nearly to the freezing point, barely eking out a high of 40 degrees on Sunday.
Now, on Monday, January 13, 2003, that unusual burst of Arctic air had passed, and as Jeffrey Wright drove his large blue pickup truck home, Houston was beginning to heat back
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  • ERIC FRANCIS is a freelance reporter and photojournalist whose work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines in over 30 countries. A staff correspondent for People Magazine, Francis has also covered several notable murder cases for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Time Magazine. He lives on the Vermont-New Hampshire border and was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Zantop double homicide in January, 2001.
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