Tallahassee, FL – A man has been convicted of second-degree murder for the brutal stabbing of another man at a convenience store in Tallahassee in 2021. Levon Wright, 31, from Delaware Street, was found guilty by a jury after a brief deliberation on Thursday. The jury rejected the defense’s argument that Wright had acted in self-defense, claiming that the victim had been attempting to rob him at the time. The State Attorney’s Office released a statement announcing the verdict.
The incident occurred at the Time Saver convenience store on West Brevard Street, where Tallahassee police responded to find a man with stab wounds. Despite being transported to a local hospital, the victim was pronounced dead. The release from the State Attorney’s Office revealed that the stab wounds had pierced his heart and neck.
Detectives at the scene discovered a phone and reviewed security footage, which aided in identifying Wright as the suspect. Further evidence was obtained when authorities executed a search warrant at Wright’s residence, uncovering clothing that matched the attire worn by the person captured in the videos. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued, and Wright was subsequently apprehended in Gainesville several months later.
Wright is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15. The jury’s decision has found him guilty of the second-degree murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing. The trial emphasized that the act was not committed in self-defense, disproving the defense’s claim that the victim had been trying to rob Wright.
No personal opinions or statements about related issues have been included in this news article. The focus remains on the conviction of Levon Wright for the second-degree murder of the victim in the Time Saver convenience store parking lot in Tallahassee. The sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February 15.