Georgia Man To Be Sentenced In Death Of Missouri Waitress
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A 66-year-old Georgia grandfather convicted in January of killing a Missouri waitress nearly 35 years ago is due in court Monday for sentencing.
Boone County jurors convicted suburban Atlanta resident Johnny Wright of second-degree murder in the August 1976 disappearance and death of 23-year-old Rebecca Doisy. The body of the former University of Missouri student was never found.
Wright faces 10 to 30 years in prison. He was charged with
murder in 1985 but wasn't arrested until 2009 after he sought a criminal background check for a job application.
Police said he lived under an assumed identity for years in
Seattle, Texas and most recently Georgia, where he raised a family. But they say he used his real name when seeking the background check.