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Avery Tyler Goes On Trial For Delayno Wright's Murder


It's been well over a year since the murder of Delayno Wright.

It was back in September of 2012, when he was shot to death outside the Halo Bar near 175th and West Center Road.

Avery Tyler, the suspect in the case, began trial Thursday.

It was back in Labor Day weekend of 2012, when police say Delayno Wright, his girlfriend, and cousin were leaving the Halo Bar when they crossed paths with two men.

One of those men was allegedly Avery Tyler.

Wright's girlfriend accused Tyler of touching her inappropriately, and an altercation broke out.

Tyler allegedly went back to his car, pulled out a gun, and fired eight shots at Wright, killing him.

In the first day of Tyler's trial, attorney's focused on the reaction from law enforcement.

Two Omaha police officers were asked about their response time, who they talked to, and where they found shell casings.

Prosecutors argued this was solid evidence in a crime scene. However, the defense seemed to argue that with so many people there fleeing the party, responders may not have gotten there on time to find the scene intact.

They also brought in an officer to the stand who responded to Wright at the hospital. He says he found Wright hardly conscious, and could only get him to say the suspect was smaller than him and had tattoos.

The defense asked about the injury the officer saw, and said it wasn't consistent with his report.

When we left court Thursday, Leroy Rivers had taken the stand. He's the cousin of Delayno Wright, who was with him during the murder.

He was last describing the incident.

The trial will continue Friday.


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