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After more than eight hours of deliberation, a jury this afternoon finds a former Culpeper police officer guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed woman last year.
Daniel Harmon-Wright was charged with murder in the Feb. 9 shooting death of 54 year old Patricia Ann Cook, but the jury agrees to guilt on the lesser charge. It also finds him guilty of shooting into an occupied vehicle and shooting into an occupied vehicle resulting in manslaughter. He is being acquitted of a charge of using a firearm in commission of a felony.
The jury returns to recommend Wright's sentence tomorrow. On all of the changes, he could face between four and 25 years in jail.