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A California Man Did Meth. Then, He Killed His Girlfriend and Dumped Her Dismembered Body in an Orchard.

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Source: Fresno County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Jul. 27 2023, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A California man was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body earlier this year, according to authorities.

On Jan. 9, a report came into the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office that 22-year-old Cameron Wright claimed to have “killed his girlfriend, dismembered her body and spread her remains throughout different locations in the county,” according to the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.

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Officers responded to the location in Fresno and made contact with Wright.

Deputies then found evidence corroborating the allegations and later discovered the remains of Samantha Sharp in an orchard approximately 2 miles away.

In May, Wright pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

On July 19, Judge Mark Cullers sentenced Wright for the first-degree murder of Sharp, officials said.

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During the sentencing, Sharp’s cousin asked Wright, "Did she beg you to stop? Did she cry in agony for her mom? Did she beg you for her life? What were her last words? How long did she suffer?," according to KFSN-TV.

Wright reportedly apologized to Sharp’s family during the hearing and said he was on methamphetamine when he killed her, KFSN-TV reported.

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"Not many people high on methamphetamine deliberate on killing the mother of their children, go ahead and kill the mother of their children," Judge Cullers said in response.

Wright and Sharp reportedly share a 7-month-old son, who is now in the custody of Sharp’s family.


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