Trial Postponed For Private Investigator Murder Suspect

July 23, 2019

Trial was set to begin Monday in the case of a woman accused of killing private investigator and burying her body in Cantonment.

Ashley Britt McArthur, now 41, is facing a first-degree murder charge for the death of 33-year old Taylor Wright, a private investigator and former police officer. Wright’s body was found in 2017 off Britt Road, just west of County Road 97 near Muscogee Road in Cantonment. She also allegedly stole $34,000 from Wright.

Monday’s trial date was continued until August 26 due to new evidence in the case.

Earlier this year, McArthur received seven years in state prison for racketeering and organized fraud  While employed by Pensacola Automatic Amusement, from 2015 to 2017, McArthur embezzled thousands of dollars from two clients, the Azalea Cocktail Lounge and Seville Quarter.

Pensacola Automatic Amusement serviced entertainment machines and jukeboxes for various clients in the Pensacola area for 40 years. McArthur falsified collection reports for jukeboxes at the Azalea Lounge and Seville Quarter while keeping the unreported proceeds.


5 Responses to “Trial Postponed For Private Investigator Murder Suspect”

  1. Justice on July 24th, 2019 6:34 am

    What is “new” evidence?

  2. Long day on July 23rd, 2019 2:14 pm

    When new evidence is located, the rules of discovery mandate it be shared with the defense. The defense has the right to ask for time to review the new evidence. Makes sense if the state plans on introducing the evidence at trial. It’s standard practice.

  3. Williwonka on July 23rd, 2019 7:44 am

    A delay? New evidence? I doubt it. Just a lawyer tactic. Isn’t it strange how “new evidence” always comes up just a day or two before a jury is sworn in?

  4. Whisperjet on July 23rd, 2019 6:54 am

    …who is pulling all the strings in this case ?..starting to stink..

  5. deBugger on July 23rd, 2019 5:04 am

    Is the “new evidence” under some sort of “Judicial Restriction”?

    The suspense is killing me.

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