Boyd Wright Expected To Be Charged With Murder In SlayingPOSTED: 10:58 am EDT July 13, 2011
MADISON, Ind. -- Police said a man killed his daughter's boyfriend, then stabbed himself -- possibly to establish a self-defense alibi.
Police in Madison said 80-year-old Boyd D. Wright Jr. did not approve of his daughter's relationship with 57-year-old Harry K. Harris.
Wright is expected to be charged with murder by the end of the week.
Police said that shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wright shot his daughter's 57-year-old boyfriend, Harry Harris, in the back -- then confessed to it.
"He made some statements that he retrieved a .20 gauge shotgun, loaded it, and shot Mr. Harris in the back," said prosecutor Chad Lewis."He made some statements that he was upset at the relationship Mr. Harris had with his daughter, and that he was at one point angry because at one point, Mr. Harris had sat in his seat at the dining room table."
Madison Police Chief Yancy Denning said when his officers arrived, Wright was bloody and holding a knife.
"We're under the impression that he was cutting himself," Denning said. "There's no indication that anyone else had cut him. When our officers got there, he still had the gun in his hand, attempting to harm himself."
Wright was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital, and then booked into the Jefferson County, Ind., Jail.
Family members refused to comment on the case. Wright remains in jail, with no bond.
Harris is from Aurora, Ind. Efforts to speak to his family were not successful.