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Woman convicted of murder in hit-and-run that killed estranged husband

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Angelita Wright (Courtesy: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Angelita Wright (Courtesy: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)

A Pacolet woman was found guilty in a deadly hit-and-run that claimed the life of her estranged husband.

The crash happened in December 2015. Investigators said Cowpens police found Brent Lee Tessnear, 36, lying unresponsive in the road in front of the Hardee’s on US 29.

Cowpens police later charged Angelita Nicole Wright with hit and run resulting in death.

Wright was indicted in December 2016.

In January 2017, Spartanburg County deputies also charged Mark Blackwood of Gaffney with murder in Tessnear’s death.

Blackwood was the owner of the truck that hit Tessnear. Deputies said Blackwood initially told them he was the passenger when Wright ran over Tessnear, but when investigators re-interviewed him, deputies said he admitted that he had been driving the truck and that he had hit Tessnear on Wright’s insistence.

Blackwood's trial began Tuesday.

On Thursday she was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The hit-and-run charge against her was dismissed.


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