On the day following this year’s elections, Zachariah Wright will be on trial for the June 2017 murder of Max Foster. There have been several changes since Wright was charged with 23 counts in the attack on Foster and his wife, Sonja, early Father’s Day morning that year.
First, the trial will not be a jury trial, but a trial by judge, or a bench trial. Second, the state is no longer seeking the death penalty against Wright.
“The decision was a joint decision amongst myself, the victim, the victim’s family and the investigators,” Boone County Prosecutor Kent Eastwood said. “We all agreed this was the best way to proceed.” More details in the Lebanon Reporter.