Man sentenced to 40 years for 2008 murder
Online Staff Report
Adam Meyer, 26, pled guilty Sept. 5 to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the first-degree murder of Larry Wright.
May 27, 2008, officers responded to 20th Avenue and Parmele Street in reference to an apparent deceased male. Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male, later identified as Wright, in the driver’s seat of a black Pontiac Bonneville. During the investigation, Joshua Jones indicated that Elizabeth Lawyer and Meyer had planned a robbery. Based on this information, detectives spoke with Lawyer and Meyer separately. Both admitted their involvement in the death of Wright.
Meyer told detectives that he, Jones and Lawyer planned the robbery and that he, Meyer, is the one who killed Wright. Lawyer admitted to police she is the person who got the dangerous weapon and that they planned to rob Wright. Lawyer admitted they took drugs and money from Wright’s car and split them between the three of them.
Wright died as a result of the injuries inflicted by Meyer.
First-degree murder is a class M felony with a penalty range of 20 to 60 years. The defendant must serve 100 percent of his sentence.
Posted Sept. 5, 2012
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