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Hunter guilty, sentenced to life without parole

Demoncrick Hunter

It took jurors a total of just under two hours to find Demoncrick Hunter guilty on all charges in the murder of Travis Lee Wright and shooting of Jonathan Long.

Superior Court Judge Doug Sasser sentenced Hunter to life without parole, plus 420 to 516 months in prison on charges of first degree murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the October 2013 killing.

Jurors rejected defense attorney Brooke Mangum’s argument that Hunter was mentally incapable of understanding his actions on the day he and Christopher Frione went to Long’s home to steal drugs and cash.

Hunter is the last of the four suspects to be sentenced in the home invasion portion of the case. His brother, Darius “Wookie” Hunter, and co-defendant Charles Thomas Little, were previously sentenced to 192 to 243 months on second degree murder charges, while  Frione was sentenced to life plus 35 years in a 2015 trial.

Amanda Calhoun, who drove the minivan used in the crime, is awaiting sentencing, as is Brittany Long, wife of the other shooting victim, Jonathan Long. Mrs. Long was arrested after taking a bag reportedly containing drugs, money and a firearm out of the house after the shooting. The bag was never located.

See Monday’s News Reporter for a full report on the trial.

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