Bed-Stuy man accused of killing brother charged with second-degree murder, several other charges

McMillian Wright went before a judge in Brooklyn criminal court in connection to the disappearance of his 44-year-old brother Martin Wright.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2023, 9:50 PM

Updated 394 days ago

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The Bed-Stuy man accused of killing his brother was arraigned Friday on second-degree murder charges.
McMillian Wright went before a judge in Brooklyn criminal court in connection to the disappearance of his 44-year-old brother Martin Wright. Martin Wright went missing in January, but police quickly determined that the investigation was a homicide.
Prosecutors say McMillian Wright shot his brother inside his Bed-Stuy home then rented a U-Haul under a fake name and drove out of state to get rid of the body.
Authorities say McMillian Wright was arrested in upstate New York with a loaded gun and crack-cocaine, but Martin Wright's body was nowhere to be found.
"On one hand we are happy that we are finally getting justice, but on the other hand it's so sad because it's just like...this is something unexpected for all of us," says Staraisha Perez, Martin Wright's daughter.
The district attorney's office has also charged Craig Smith, 49, with concealing a body and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors believe there is also another accomplice still at large.
McMillian Wright is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, concealing of a human body, tampering with evidence, falsifying business records and possessing forged instruments.
He pleaded not guilty on all counts. He is due back in court on June 14.
Smith is also due back in court in June for his arraignment.


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