By Lou Raguse
If there isnâ€™t enough proof Daphne Wright committed first-degree premeditated murder, the jury can still find her guilty of a lesser crime. But those new alternate charges do not carry the death penalty.
The judge will instruct the jury this morning after the prosecution and defense agreed to amending the verdict form. Now the jury can find Wright guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, or second-degree manslaughter.
The jury must also consider charges of kidnapping and felony murder, and Wright will still face the death penalty if found guilty of either of those.
Opening statements will begin this afternoon.
(( Source:Â KELOLAND TV ))