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Wright sentenced in 2008 slaying of Park Rapids woman; gets 41+ years

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A pipeline worker was formally sentenced to 499 months in prison for the 2008 asphyxiation death of a Park rapids woman.

Richard Derek Wright, 42, was taken earlier this summer to the Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud to begin serving his sentence in the death of 40-year-old Sonya Hennagir.


Wright pled guilty Aug. 18 to Second degree Murder and 2nd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in a lea agreement approved by the victim's family.

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