Accused Killer Convicted

Avery Tyler has been convicted of First Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony in the 2012 death of Delayno Wright.

The verdict was returned Wednesday afternoon.

Wright was shot to death outside the Halo Bar near 175th and West Center Road.

According to police, Wright, his girlfriend, and cousin were leaving the bar when they crossed paths with two men. One of those men was Avery Tyler.

Wright's girlfriend accused Tyler of touching her inappropriately and an altercation broke out. Tyler went back to his car, pulled out a gun, and fired eight shots at Wright, killing him.

Tyler originally stood trial in January 2014 but the case ended in a mistrial linked to alleged juror misconduct.

It's taken two years to get answers, but Delayno Wright’s family says a huge burden has now been lifted.

It was an emotional day for those on both sides. Avery Tyler’s family members left the courtroom in tears.

For Wright's family, the verdict is a relief.

The victim’s sister, Taylor Wright, said, "I feel like justice was truly served today. I feel like a burden was lifted off of my whole family, like it feels good to know that justice was done correctly but I also think that they also lost somebody in their family today too."

After waiting so long for answers, Wright's family is now trying to heal.

The victim's cousin, Yasmine Khachab, said, “I still have to live every day looking at his picture on my mirror and he's not here. So, justice is justice, but at the same time, like, what we want, we can't have, because nobody can bring him back."

Sentencing is scheduled for August 12th.


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