Woman arrested in 2003 death of Coosa County 2-year-old - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Woman arrested in 2003 death of Coosa County 2-year-old

Sonya Wright has been indicted for a 2003 cold case (Source: Coosa County Jail) Sonya Wright has been indicted for a 2003 cold case (Source: Coosa County Jail)
COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

A Montgomery woman has been arrested in a 2003 Coosa County cold case homicide.

A grand jury indicted Sonya Alesia Wright on a murder charge in the death of her niece Alexxys Wright, according to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office. 

In July 2003 around 9:54 p.m., deputies were called to a home where they were told a 2-year-old had fallen and was unresponsive. When medical personnel arrived, they found Alexxys Wright unconscious and suffering from severe head injuries.

The child was taken by helicopter to a Georgia trauma center. She was pronounced dead four days later.

Medical personnel noted that Alexxys injuries were consistent with being violently shaken. An autopsy revealed multiple blunt force injuries to the head, chest, abdomen, back and upper/lower extremities. Due to the findings, her cause of death was ruled a homicide.

In 2013, Sheriff Terry Wilson formed a cold case task force to review and investigate the county’s cold cases. The task force worked alongside the State Bureau of Investigation and conducted numerous interviews, performing a comprehensive review of the evidence in this case.

The findings, Wilson says, were then brought to the 40th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for presentation to the Coosa County grand jury. On April 20, the jury found probable cause to indict Sonya Wright for murder.

Authorities took Sonya Wright into custody Thursday. She was transported to the Coosa County Jail and placed under a $100,000 bond.

Copyright 2018 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:11:29 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:12:12 GMT
    Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came...

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

    More >>
  • Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

    Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:41:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:04:39 GMT
    (Alabama State University via AP). This photo shows the signature of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on a court document in the archive of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. The school is preserving and digitizing historic court documents lin...(Alabama State University via AP). This photo shows the signature of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on a court document in the archive of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala. The school is preserving and digitizing historic court documents lin...

    Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

    More >>

    Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

    More >>
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 23:04:19 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly