A Texas woman who prosecutors said tied her husband up under the guise of sex before stabbing him to death for insurance money has been released from prison.
Susan Wright, now 44, was paroled and released from the Murray Unit, a women’s prison in Gatesville, on Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed to Oxygen.com.
Upon her release, Wright pleaded with members of the media who had followed her from prison to a home in Harris County.
“Please don’t do this to my family," she said. "Please stop. Have a heart, please.”
She asked them to respect her privacy.
"I’m sure that y’all can understand, but don’t do this to my family,” she said, as she got out of an SUV. “Even if you do it to me, don’t do it to them, please.”
Wright was convicted in 2004 for viciously murdering her husband Jeff Wright, 34, the previous year. During her trial, prosecutors said that Susan pretended to seduce her husband so she could lure him into bed and tie him up, ABC News reported in 2004. Then, she stabbed him 193 times.
The motive behind her attack? Thousands in life insurance money, prosecutors maintained.
Susan, who was 27 at the time of her trial, testified that she killed her husband in self-defense after he raped her.
She was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. The sentence was later reduced to 20 years following an appeal.
A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice told KPRC-TV in Houston that Susan would require anger control training, counseling and gainful employment as part of the terms of her parole.
The couple had two children together. The controversial case was turned into a 2012 Lifetime television movie.
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