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Michael Wright, Former Knicks draft pick found dead in his SUV in 2015, allegedly drugged and murdered by roommate and an accomplice

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Former NBA draftee, Michael Wright, 35, was found dead in Brooklyn, NY sprawled out in the back of his Lexus SUV on November 10, 2015

Speculation was Wright possibly killed by  date met on a gay dating app

Police sources now say the former Knicks draft pick was drugged and murdered by old college roommate and an accomplice
Wright’s longtime roommate Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, who reported him missing last year and 35-year-old  David Victor, aka ‘King Victor’, identified as an accomplice, arrested and charged with his murder
Bail at $3 million each, while they’re awaiting extradition from New York to New Jersey
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Michael Wright, former Arizona star, once drafted by the New York Knicks was found dead in his SUV in Brooklyn, last year November
 Michael Wright, the 2001 Knicks draft pick found dead last year in his Lexus SUV in Brooklyn was drugged and murdered by his roommate and an accomplice, New Jersey prosecutors said Wednesday.
Wright, 35, a University of Arizona basketball star, was found dead from a head wound, sprawled out in the back of his SUV on parked on a New York street on Nov. 10, last year. The body covered in black garbage bags.

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Wright’s long term roommate Mark Holdbrooks has been arrested in connection with his murder

Authorities say that Wright was last seen alive Nov. 5, 2015 at his home in Closter. He was reported missing on Nov. 8, 2015 by Holdbrooks, who was Wright’s roommate, saying he had neither seen nor heard from him for three days.
The investigation alleges that Holdbrooks drugged and murdered Wright in the home,  with help from Victor. The two men allegedly loaded Wright’s body into his white Lexus and then Victor drove the car to Brooklyn, where it was abandoned.
Medical examiners say Wright died from head trauma.
The Bergen County Acting Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal, announced Wednesday, that Wright’s longtime roommate in N.J., Mark A. Holdbrooks, 59, and a 35-year-old accomplice, David Victor, who also goes by the name King Victor have been arrested and charged with his murder.

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David Victor has been cited as the accomplice in the murder of former Knick, Michael Wright

New Jersey and NYPD detectives arrested both men Tuesday. A Bergen County judge set their bail at $3 million each, and they’re awaiting extradition from New York.
Wright was a forward for the Arizona Wildcats between 1998 and 2000. He was good enough to become a draft pick in 2001.

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Former Knicks draft pick Michael Wright was discovered dead inside a white SUV in Brooklyn, NY

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Michael Wright ended his career playing in the Euroleague

Wright from Chicago, ended up playing basketball overseas. He played  a forward for the Arizona Wildcats between 1998 and 2000. He was drafted by the Knicks in 2001, but never made it onto the roster.
Joining the overseas basketball circuit and played in Poland, Turkey and France.
Wright’s love of basketball started at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, where he shared the court with former NBA great, Kevin Garnett.
In January 2015, Wright signed with Cholet Basket, a pro team in France, but left the team a month later, it is believed he was planning to go back to Europe before he died.

 

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