Felon accused of fatally shooting Hemet man makes court appearance

BANNING (CNS) - A parolee accused of fatally shooting a 43-year-old Hemet man during a confrontation that possibly stemmed from conflicts over a woman made his initial court appearance Monday, Jan. 11 and was appointed a public defender. Samuel James Wright, 42, of Hemet was arrested last Tuesday following a weeklong investigation into the death of the victim, identified in court documents only as ``F.R.'' Wright is charged with murder, witness intimidation, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. The defendant appeared before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Timothy Hollenhorst, who scheduled his arraignment for Jan. 25 at the Banning Justice Center. Wright is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the B
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